It was actually a good thing that I had to wait, since when I signed up for the waiting list, I didn't even know how to spin! I taught myself on a drop spindle, then switched to an Ashford Traditional, then purchased a used Kromski Mazurka, on which I currently spin. During that time, I spent a lot of time learning from the amazing Hello Yarn group on Ravelry. This group of people is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about spinning. They can also be amazingly generous, and I was even able to try some Hello Yarn fibers while waiting for my club invitation, by closely monitoring the destash thread.
I was doing some stash inventory recently and took photos of all of my current, unspun, Hello Yarn fibers, and thought I could share here.