So I had been arduously spinning the angora roving I bought at the Garden State Sheep Breeders Sheep and Fiber Festival back in September -- on my spindle -- and I had worked through about four ounces in a month. Along comes my spinning wheel and zoom! I zipped through the second four ounces in less than a day. Here I am plying the spindled yarn with the wheel-spun yarn with a little help from Kelsey the cat:
Winding a hank on the swift is much quicker and easier than using a niddy-noddy, in my experience. My swift, when it's fully opened, makes a 36-inch skein, and I had about 51 yards of what feels and knits like a bulky-weight yarn when I was done.
Here's the skein, all neat and tidy and soft and fuzzy. I carried it with me and petted it all day today, but couldn't resist and by 4:30 was winding it into a ball so I could begin knitting K's Christmas mittens. It is truly delicious, and I am utterly amazed that I am so far along in the process of turning fluff from a bunny into clothing for my child. Incredible!