Since I have finished school and am not going to be a student for the foreseeable future, I have started looking into alternative ways to get the fix I always had from classes and the structure of my education. I have joined the Y (I take zumba now. Three classes in I love it but find myself becoming very competitive which is funny when I don't know the routines yet so I'm tripping over myself), I have a steady influx of books to my kindle thanks to the library, and now I find myself dying to expand my fiber abilities. Because I'm currently knitting several items on a deadline, this is not to come in the form of a new project any time soon. Instead, I spent about an hour today watching youtube tutorials and playing with this.
So far I've learned that I prefer drafting with my right hand while turning the spindle with my left. And that I know more creative expletives than I thought.
This is as far as I got before the fiber snapped. What you don't see is the pile of discarded leaders on the floor next to me. It took forever but I loved it. I have definitely been bitten by the spinning bug. The only problem is that I have no idea what to do once the yarn is on the spindle. I know the concept of plying, but no one has ever explained how all of this works on a spindle. I guess it's back to youtube.