I mentioned this before somewhere, but I finally got TWO spindles last Oct at my local big wool & sheep festival. I wanted a spindle for a year and finally found the ones I really liked at the festival. Annnnnnd, I haven't tried spinning yet. I just keep looking forward to it and don't do it.
I have a really good book on it too. The one spindle I got is so beautiful, it cost $36 or something near there. One is smaller and the other a big guy.
I'm definitely going to try this any day now. I think I'd like in person lessons though... it's just they're so expensive around NYC. a drag