I purchased both of these at Lambspun in Fort Collins while in spinning withdrawal due to having been forced to pack the wheel mentioned in this post about our last move. It's not Lambspun's fault that I don't care for the spindles since the truth is that I don't really like *any* drop-spindles. I also took the plunge and bought an electric spinner as well and I am liking that better although it's still been a pretty sharp learning curve to get the draw-in and thickness how I like it.
The fiber on the other hand I *do* like. Pictured are about a half-dozen small batts that Eldest Kidlet has made on the new drum carder. She has done a very good job of blending various small bits of fiber that I had laying about into soft and interestingly shaded workable amounts that I am very much looking forward to spinning.