I have signed up to take a beginning drop spindle class tomorrow at my LYS. This will involve going in early and buying a drop spindle and then trying to learn how to use it for the next two hours. I have become fascinated with handspinning over the past few months, but have been hesitant to try. A case in point - I spent some time watching A spinning on her wheel last year at The Loopy Ewe's Spring Fling, but I was afraid to try. She made it look easy but I was worried that I'd just end up with a tangled mess.
I saw and touched her finished yarn, and a few skeins of handspun (which I love) have come into my possession over the last couple of months, so I decided I'd give it a try. I know drop spindling is different from spinning on a wheel, but it seemed like a way to ease into this new area gradually, without spending too much money right off the bat.
We'll see what happens.