I picked up what I thought was a cloud of Paco-Vicuna at the Taos Wool Festival a few years ago. It was in the silent auction, and I HAD to have it.
It was my first ever festival acquisition.
I was a brand new spinner, so I was really nervous about messing it up. Which means it has sat quietly in my stash ever since. But now that I have a lot more spinning experience, I felt like I was ready to try. Or at least I had reached a point to where my fear of risk was balanced by my sense of confidence.