While I was straightening up this morning I came across my spindle. I bought at Rhinebeck in 2011. It's a Golding and very special (expensive too- but worth it) and I love it. When I first got it I was nervous about using it. It is a type of spindle called a drop spindle and I kept it true to its name with my first one (I made it out of a chopstick and some washers - amazingly it works great). I spun a little and then put it away so it would be safe.
Well I got over the nerves, though it has dropped a few time today making me flinch each time. Here is the little bit I spun
I've decided to keep it out. 15 minutes here and there add up and that bit (@2 oz) was only maybe 20 minutes. The fluff is BFL that I bought at Rhinebeck that year too.