Jess, spindling is a GREAT way to start if you don't want to drop a lot of money. Spinning is sooo cool in that you can spend what you want to -- a little or a lot -- and still get great results and develop an awesome skill!
If you think you'll be spindling for a while, I would recommend starting with a good spindle vs. a kit spindle -- after a few weeks on the kit one you'll more than likely want to graduate to a different one! There are several that are good but still very affordable -- the Schacht Hi-Lo spindles
are $16 and come in three weights; Cascade has a great little spindle that's $20 (the Little Si
) and Greensleeves has a "bare bones
" spindle that's supposed to be really nice, only $15.