back in august of *ahem* 2008, clairey gifted me with an early christmas present - a drop spindle and some gorgeous green alpaca fiber.
i read the pamphlet, watched some videos on youtube, and then got overwhelmed and put it away.
this morning a friend (who was in a similar, if not quite as lengthy, situation with her drop spindle) and i went to the coffee shop and vowed not to leave until we had made yarn. and you know what? after a somewhat rocky start we were both able to leave with a small amount of yarn wound around our spindles!
now i just have to brave up and spin up my lovely green alpaca. i'm pretty excited about this foray into new-hobby-land. i made yarn for pete's sake!!