As though my hands were not full enough with knitting and crochet and some sewing on the side, I decided to venture into the new and scary world of spinning. I had been seeing all the wonderful handspun yarns on the net and wanting to try some myself, for a few months. But I had /have a few problems.
In my part of the world, knitting or crochet as hobbies is very rare. I have never physically met anyone of may age or younger who knits or crochet (Thank God for the net!), however people do recognize these crafts. On the other hand, spinning is almost extinct, belonging only in the folk art museums. Similarly, wool is also not avilable. As a result that I can get none of the required spinning supplies over here.
But still I could not resist looking into the spinning groups at ravelry and the spinning turorial links. That spurred me on to make a spindle myself. Even my ever(almost)-patient husband was forced to roll his eyes and wonder out loud what I was up to. However he helped me with the making of the hook and thus came into exsistence a DIY spindle.