It must have been a magical night at Temple of Craft on Monday (that or the mead I was drinking), because finally, FINALLY, I spun yarn with a drop spindle. I've been trying for months now. It sunk in on Monday, and span a little more last night. Lookie!
Before spinning, the roving looks like this... like flurry, fluffy jello ready to be molded!
And after, the yarn wound around the shaft of the drop spindle. I use a Top Spindle.
I can't wait until I follow the process all the way through someday—carding the wool, dyeing it, plying it, spinning it, winding it, and knitting it!