I've been spinning. It's not as easy to pick up and put down as when I'm knitting a sock, but I am trying to spin a little each day. I'm drafting more smoothly, my yarn is getting more even, and, well, I'm starting to think a wheel could be in my future. I finished spinning about 2 ounces and have plied and made actual yarn.
I've got a little of everything going: some rough practice wool, fluffy merino roving, and a merino/tencel blend (swoon). It sort of works for me having a few options when I want to spin. Different fibers for different moods? Maybe I'm just a fickle crafter.
I recently was lucky enough to be one of the random winners for a knit-along. My prize was a custom journal made by Becky's Paper Creations. I figured that with my new interest in spinning, it would be fun for the journal to be for spinning. I gave Becky a picture and a few thoughts, and on Saturday, this arrived at my door: