When those dances were over she returned to Charlotte Lucas, and was in conversation with her, when she found herself suddenly addressed by Mr. Darcy, who took her so much by surprise in his application for her hand, that, without knowing what she did, she accepted him.
--Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
I went to the LYS yesterday to drop off
Instead, I bought a drop spindle and half a pound of fleece.
Though not a complete impulse, it was enough of one to make me think I need some time away soon from this incessant rain.
Here's spinning attempt #2 in its slubby glory. The main thing I've learned so far (and the neighbours downstairs have probably figured this out too) is that it's called a drop spindle for a very good reason.