The above is a Tom Forrester (there's an article about him in the Spring 2007 Spin-Off magazine) spindle made with cherry tree wood and maple wood. It's my newest addition. The spindle below is my "Little Si" from Cascade Spindle Company. It came with a sample bag I've ordered online. I like it, as do I the Forrester spindle, but what do I know? I will be getting my first spinning wheel soon. Since all is new to me, I don't know yet, when and with what I'll produce some yarn, "knitable", for anything. But spinning fine yarn is my goal, since I don't like chunky, bulky yarns. If you would like to follow my progress, come visit my blog.