Today I picked up my spindle after a long hiatus. I spun while sitting on the porch at a friend's chatting away. The weather was beautiful today.
I'm still a beginner and am working on getting a consistent thickness. I long for a wheel now, though I do enjoy the drop spindle. I'm planning on going to Rhinebeck again this year, so I guess I should start researching wheels if I want to consider buying one.