Next month I will venturing into the world of drop spindles and taking a class on spindle spinning. I’m very excited but also very overwhelmed with all the spindle choices out there. I have heard that spindle spinning is very versatile and is also portable. I think it might be a nice change of pace to grab a spindle and take a break from knitting now and then. That being said, there are so many things I want to knit that I sometimes feel like taking a break is an impossible feat.
Knitty has an informative article on spindle choices. In this article it said that there are different weights of spindles for the different weights of yarns you wish to spin. For those of you who love drop spindling, what weight is easiest to start with? My guess would be worsted but it is only a guess. Fingering seems like a nice choice to me but, once again, I am clueless.
I will need to bring to class a spindle (top whorl preferred and 2 0z. of Roving. Any suggestions? Spindles? Roving? Books?