Sunday evening, after getting home from the graduation, I finally let myself mess with the fiber. I'd had the roving and spindle since Wednesday, but I was too busy to sit down and start.
I got started with the help of Maggie Casey's Start Spinning and Megan LaCore's drafting video.
This is the roving before drafting
all spread out
This is the one step that I hadn't picked up on until the video
splitting the roving into strips. At first I was trying to draft the entire roving, and it was almost impossible. I got it all sorted out and made some pretty little birds nests.
Tomorrow: some actual spinning!