Cotton, seriously; who knew? I thought it would be a huge pain in the ass, totally un-doable without a charkha or Tahkli spindle. Figured I'd give it a whirl, discover my limitations, & move on. But lo & behold, it was no problem at all!
Someone asked me how I drafted, but honestly, I have no idea what to tell them! I learned to spin using the spinning from the fold method, but haven't used it since then. As far as I can tell, I use some sort of weird inchworm drafting method. Mostly what I do is spin by feel, by intuition, by the seat of my pants. My yarns are sturdy & I like working with them, so presumably I'm doing something right, but it makes it difficult for me to effectively explain how I got from A to B. I think the recipient of this skein, which I need to finish plying, I think she'll like it. And I only used half of the 4oz. of fiber, so I might see what else I can whip up with this cotton! Think I'll look into getting some to dye, as well. A job for another day.