I would like to report that the cotton jag has not lifted, even though it was interrupted for a few days with the retreat. I'm finally feeling like I'm getting the hang of the spinning of the cotton although I'm still having trouble with the regularity of that spinning, i.e. the unevenness of it all.
However, I got impatient last night. I had one prety full bobbin (ok, it was half full but with another half full bobbin, it would have been a full bobbin when it was plied) and had started on the second one. I kept thinking, "I wonder what this is going to look like. I wonder if this is going to work. Hummmmm...." until I could stand it no more. I whipped off the partially filled bobbin and whipped on a new bobbin for plying (I really did whip them off and on - I was curious) and got to gettin'.
I'm now trying to plot what sort of summer top I'm going to make. This should get me some distance down the line in making something before the end of the summer.
I should mention that it's only 1 1/4 ounces or 36 grams. Raw cotton is much, much lighter than the commercially spun yarn one finds. I suspect that's to do with making something that will take a lot of wear (commercial) as opposed to what I've done. But it's like air. Most unexpected.