I have one last drum-carded batt from my Custom Fibers class and I decided it had waited long enough to meet its yarn destiny. It's a blend of emerald and moss greens (BFL and Colonial wools, respectively) with a bit of copper firestar thrown in for a flash of sparkle.
I grabbed my new spindle and started happily spinning away. The batt was very soft and drafted extremely well, allowing me to spin the wool very quickly:
I am very pleased with this new spindle - it's nicely balanced and spins for a long time. As I was spinning, I brainstormed what I wanted to do with this yarn, and I think I will make a 3-ply out of it. I have the moss wool in a very thin single, then I have this mixed yarn, and I have plenty of the emerald green wool that I can spin for the third strand in the plied yarn. The mixed & emerald singles will be similar gauge, but the moss single is much thinner. I'm looking forward to seeing how the different thicknesses will create texture in the final plied yarn.
I wound the mixed greens yarn on to a storage bobbin (which fit perfectly, and I appreciated that moment of serendipity) and started spinning the emerald green wool with the spindle: