this is my first authored post, i think anyway, so i'll start by saying hi everyone!!!! I've been a member for a long time, but kinda forgot until I met Mike at his spindling class last weekend. So re-hi really.
So yeah, I had a bunch of yuck happen and haven't actually spindled since after the class Saturday, but was just itching for it today and I'm totally geeked out by the results and so I have to share and give a HUMONGO thank you to Mike!!!! Unfortunately for him, he's going to have the pleasure of hearing me babble about this in person too. (I can't wait for Spindling 201 and now REALLY can't wait to get a wheel!!! If I wind up into weaving too, you're in trouble.)
I know I'm not quite ready to quit my day job spindling yarn, but I felt it good enough that I set the twist and a huge difference compared to the shite I made in class and the 2 yards of yarn barf I made by myself afterwards. Not bad for the first real one, I don't think.
I plied it and everything!!!! Can you believe it?! (I was the dunce of the class, for real. Mike is a great teacher, though, and totally patient, demonstrating things for me repeatedly and answering zillions of questions while the rest of the class spindled away happily, as I am apparently fiber dense and virtually inept. It finally clicked! (Still total suckage at drafting, though, but I'm getting there! ))
Here's a less accurately colored view of the pre-hanked post-plied:
Ok, all done, thanks for looking. Now I'm plotzing waiting for it to dry so I can knit something with it. SQUEEEE!