I'm getting better! I actually managed plying, washing and making a skein. I am making spinning improvements. I'm really enjoying my Craftsy class.
SAFONA fiber festival. I used Shetland (so far my favorite to work with) Jacob, Portuguese, and Blue Face Leicester Bottom roving. All are nice to work with, and I wish I had bought more. These wools came in a sampler pack. I am also finding out that an ounce of roving can go a long way.
I'm still using my top whorl spindle, but I had a Turkish spindle that I bought a while back. I'm using that now, too.
On a sadder note, the knitting community lost Knit Purl Gurl today. She suddenly past away. Her blog and podcasts had a huge following and she contributed so much to knitting and fiber arts. She will be dearly missed.