Every time I sit down to spin, in spite of not being particularly good at it, I enjoy the process. It's relaxing. And interestingly, spinning is one of those things that I'm not particularly bothered by the fact that I'm not particularly good at it. You know the saying, "it's not about the destination but the journey"? I think that's how it is for me with spinning.
Here's the spinning while it was in progress. In my last spinning class, we carded some batts using a drum carder and made our own combinations of fibre. Mine ended up being a big, floofy wool batt with some silk bits, combining white with purple and lots of blingy metallic. Denny said that it looked very "My Little Pony" when I decided it was done, just because of how much bling I'd put into it! It was much more fun and creative than I was expecting and I can see how easy it is to get excited by the possibilities of creating your own yarn for different needs and purposes.
Spinning this batt, I took a lot more time to try and get a really consistent yarn going onto the bobbin. I split the batt in half and spun it on to two bobbins actually, and then plied it, because I wanted the result to be really blingy and full of colour, instead of diluted by being twined with a basic white (although that certainly would have given me more leftover). It's not a lot, but I'm quite pleased with the result.
I had the wheel for another week but haven't had a chance to do anything with it yet. Maybe later today, or tomorrow before it's returned. It's supposed to be raining all weekend. Meh.