I've decided it's time for me to delve into the wonderful world of spinning! I've never done it and I'm excited about narrowing the gap of my fiber/knitting continuum. I have an uncle who is a master wood craftsman who happens to be visiting this weekend from Atlanta. His work is amazing! I provided him with a ton of information and instruction on making drop spindles, and he has agreed to make me a bottom whirl. This will be a bartering arrangement. Do you think a pair of hand knit socks would be a comparable trade? Do you think I should knit him 2 pair?
Secondly, which fiber do you recommend for novice spinners using a drop spindle? Would a merino, long-staple roving be appropriate?
Thanks in advance for sharing your expertise!