My first attempts were less than zen for me. My feet treadled faster than my hands were prepared for leading to lots of broken strands and the constant rejoining left big, ugly slubs. It was a frustration! But, I was determined not to quit.
Little by little, I have been improving. I'm not at lace weight...yet! And I may never achieve that quality but that's not why I do it anyway. I spin for the quietness of thought and for the love of fiber.
Here are a few of the businesses I have purchased my roving from, the customer service at each has been stellar!
Maine Woods Yarn & Fiber - http://www.mainewoodsyarn.com/
Susan's Spinning Bunny - http://www.spinningbunny.com/
Knitting, Etc. Ithaca - http://knittingetcithaca.com/