bought a spindle back in October and have had a love hate relationship with it ever since. I just couldn't seem to grasp it. Eureka! Now it seems I can do it! I took it to the park today and even in the wind could manage slowly but surely to spin 'Old Man's Beard' into a reasonable yarn! I can't say I enjoy it... but I can do it! It seems very slow compared to my wheel, but I know there are many people out there who spin beautiful yarns, love their spindles and have no desire to own a wheel. I know it doesn't look like much but it is a triumph to me.