I figure I will practice some more, but it is a bit fun. I spent about an hour working on this - I think I will be taking it apart, but I wanted a photo so I can remember where I started. People who have been spinning for years talk about lumpy/bumpy and no consistency when starting, I knew that was right, but here is some proof. I started with 4.5 ounces of roving. I also started with this beautiful top whorl drop spindle from Dragoncraft. She has an Etsy shop (address below). She had a lot of beautiful ones to choose from, all made from resin with a bit of 'stuff' to make them somewhat more personal. Spindles come in a variety of sizes/costs. I ended up going for pretty. I think I also want to find one of the Turkish spindles to try as well.
Anyway, I have plenty of wool and have found washing is not that hard, so I will be trying more spinning very soon with some beautiful grey and white flecked wool my son brought in.
Have a great day!