I used to spin with a drop spindle when I was younger, in junior high, but haven't really attempted it since. While in Monterey a wonderful fiber artist, Diane, gave me a drop spindle and some roving that she had dyed to take with me on our travels. I wasn't sure about trying it again, I was afraid it would be to frustrating, but when I got those fun fiber samples in my sampler box I had to try it out again.
I have to say- I LOVE it! I've already started ordering small amounts of fiber for me to play with until we move in February, when I may start collecting fiber with a vengeance.
A little about the fiber I spun:
The blue/pink was dyed by Diane.
The varigated green/blue was dyed by Sweet Pea Fibers and I plied it with gold thread.
The rainbow was dyed by The Painted Tiger
The white is 30% wool, 70% mohair from Natch Woolie