Reading all these posts has made me decide that I'd like to try spinning my own yarn. (You guys are such a bad influence!) I'm going to try the drop spindle as it's so much less expensive than a wheel and it'll fit in my dorm room.
What would you guys recommend for a spindle - top or bottom whirl? Is there any particular brand that's especially good? I found this
one which is convertable. Good idea or bad idea? What size/weight is recommended for beginners?
Also, what sort of roving should I be looking for and what is a reasonable price to pay? At the same site I was looking at spindles they had some that seemed inexpensive, but I don't really have a standard of comparison. I know yarn.com sells roving because I've seen it in baskets in their store, but I can't find anything about it on their website.
So, in short (haha), any advice you guys can give on starting out would be much appreciated!