Okay, okay, so after many, many (many) patient attempts by Carol and Pixel, much encouragement (and a gorgeous spindle and beautifully prepared hunk’o’fleece, which is so much more important than I realized for learning with) from mamacate, a few minutes closely watching Guilia’s hands as she drafted, and some hand-holding and guidance (and more patience) from Joan, I *finally* get spinning. Things just clicked. I get drafting, I get tension, I get the whole twirl-the-spindle bit. I. Get. It.
WHEE! I can make my own yarn! How much does that rock?! And it’s pretty and soft and a gorgeous color (brownish with little glints of lighter bits sort of) and I can’t wait to make something with it.
Yes, yes, I’ll post pictures later. I just wanted to share that I finally get it and my spinning is coming out much, much more like yarn now than it ever has. It’s still not all even, but it’s a whole lot closer and less chunky than I’ve ever made before. And I’m not having issues with over-twisted and under-twisted bits. Drafting.. wow. When it clicked, it just.. clicked.
So. Stoked. *GRIN*