As it turns out there were two other drop spindlers there as well. Jen and another gal... (who's name I already forget). There of course were many other spinners there with actual wheels. And I got to try one! Yeah! Amie was kind enough to let Sarah and I have a go with her Lendrum. It was harder than I expected to get the wheel going at all and I also had trouble getting it to "eat the yarn" fast enough (sorry for the nontechnical terms in advance!). I also overspun and broke the yarn several times. But I did get a bit of a knack for it... kind of...eventually... maybe?
Sarah did MUCH better than I did and I don't think she broke the yarn once! Go Sarah!
Here are some of the gals at work:
I soon went back to my dropping - I mean drop spindling and spun enough single ply - that I wanted to give plying a try. In the end - I ended up with a good amount of yarn. I am quite happy with the result. I used some of the roving I dyed at Mama-E's dye class.
Sarah made the most awesome gift too - A spindle bag holder! I love it! Thanks Sarah!!
After spinning - Sarah and I had a delicious meal at Mango Grove... did you know they serve meat now too?
Anyway - after that I came home and gave my new yarn a bath -