Wow, it's so surprising to hear that everyone has been using top whorl spindles!
*starts hunting Australian etsy's to find one*
What are you using to make a lace weight spindle?
I've seen some tiny hand-turned wooden ones that would fit inside a teacup! cute!
I think I'll try using my sons tinker toys to make a spindle, they are quite light. My mother, thinking since it wasn't on my xmas wish list, passed up a laceweight spindle because she thought I wouldn't be ready for laceweight yet.....Silly Mom
. But goodness, all this talk of spinning on a spindle (and I've only done 2 yarns on a spindle, the rest on my wheel) makes me wish she hadn't. Not that I can't make one, but it'd be nice to have the equipment ready for all this
can't wait to bust out the tinker toys tomorrow and see if it works!