I've read the threads about recommended spindles for beginners, but I'm just wondering about these two specific spindles:
the Ashford student spindle ($6.95) and the Ashford classic spindle ($15)
I noticed that it seems to be the consensus that it's better for a beginner to have a heavier spindle (about 2 oz), but these are 2.8 and 2.75. Is it possible they're too heavy? And the whorl on the classic spindle is 4", which also seems a lot larger than usual.
I really want to buy a decent spindle that will be forgiving to a beginner, so which do you think would be better? Or if you have a different recommendation, that'd be great too. Thanks!!