Ha, like that summing up! I sat down last night and started reading this book I bought last fall, it's excellent. Called Spindle Spinning From Novice to Expert by Connie Delaney. A woman at a yarn shop turned me onto it.
I think it's time for me to get going from novice to expert!
Here's a good tip from her book:
"My experience is that is takes three days to learn to spin. Don't rush yourself... it is not your brain that needs to learn the skill, it is your hands. Your body needs time to build neural receptors between your brain and your muscles. Spend a lot of time on each step until your hands have time to learn and become familiar with the motions."
Well, sounds a bit like knitting eh????