Greetings, fellow spinners!
I've recently taken up spinning, and with a cobbled-together drop spindle at that, but nonetheless I'm hooked! Since I already love it so much, I figure I can justify a bit of expenditure (though sadly, not enough for a wheel!), so I was wondering is any of you had some advice for me.
First off, what is your favorite kind of spindle to spin with (high-whorl, low-whorl, Turkish?) And why? I'm aware that different spindles work better depending on the yarn: currently I'm trying to spin lighter-weight singles, to (hopefully) end up with fingering-to-sprt weight yarn (that way if i mess it up I'll still be ok with a worsted!).
Secondly, what brands of spindles do you love? Again, why? I'm looking to get something nice, but I'm having a hard time justifying $50USD for a small blob of lathe-turned hardwood... (I really must repress my inner DIY-er!) I also realize that this group happens to be "sponsored" by a spindlemaker, and I don't want to cause issues, so if this question is 'iffy' just ignore it.
Thanks for your help, in advance.