Once we got our bobbins wound and first row cast on, one gal made the observation that is looked like we were knitting a wind chime. From this picture, I think I have to agree.
The first lesson I learned: do not overwind the round style of bobbins (shown on left). I had wound mine as homework and, being the person I am, did not want to run out of yarn too soon, so I wound them as full as I could get them. Mistake! These bobbins are designed to work best if they can close fully over the yarn to hold it in place. Mine worked for a while, as long as they were laying on the table. But as soon as I let them hang in place where I could work with them, they leapt for the floor and proceeded to roll away, unwinding a large length of yarn as they went. Lesson learned and remembered - check!I went home and decided that I would try some other bobbins that my mom had brought me to use for this project. I traded the fuller of the round ones for the flat, H-shaped ones and now, not only do I have better fiber control, but, also, a more interesting and eye-catching "wind chime" to work on.
I will check in again to let you know how I like this version of colorwork.
I have to say that leaving the day job and joining a class in something I love was a great way to end the day and decompress.
Hope you are pursuing the things that bring you joy!