Thank you for your encouraging comments on my first spinning attempts!
As I realized that the kitchen chairs could not permanently be occupied as yarn winders, I decided to make a Niddy-noddy myself with some spare wood I found in the barn - I know it won't exactly win a prize for best design, but it is at least doing its job ...
(I wonder where that funny word "Niddy-noddy" comes from - does anyone have an idea?)
This time I tried to do some really soft yarns as well (above) -
and below you can see that I've started knitting the earlier ones, blending them with commercial yarns, in order to do some kind of a vest or slipover.