I've been working periodically on spinning with a drop spindle. I bought 3oz of fiber a few months ago and have spun about half.
The dye bled a little when I first washed it, but after a quick rinse it was fine.
This is a merino top, which I enjoyed spinning.
I had a lot of problems with the singles breaking as I spun, due to "too much fiber, not enough spin" syndrome. I'm gradually improving though. :)
Now I just have to spin the second half of the fiber. The spindle starts to lose its balance after a certain amount of yarn-to-be is wound onto it, so I opted to spin two skeins.
I'll probably knit this into fingerless mitts or a cowl, it will have to be something small.
Fiber: Merino Top
Spun: approx 1.5 oz
Yield (plied): approx 107 yds
Weight: Laceweight to DK (yes, I need to work on spinning evenly!)