So I did a little spinning before bed last night (on the drop spindle, I'm not good enough to use a wheel yet... and she needs to be taken apart, cleaned and polished.)
It's clicking. I spun a yarn that's closer to a worsted weight rather than a big chunky yarn. There's still thick and thin spots but it's getting there. I'm so ridiculously excited that I managed to spin something that wasn't huge and chunky. (Hence the morning post.) I'm also parking and drafting with ease, even if i still seem to get a bit of a fibrey mess left rather than nice neat roving.
I'll post a pic some time tonight after I get to take one.