I have a question for all you lovely spinning people:
I am desperate to learn how to spin, have been since before I could knit actually, but I’m not good with any kind of animal hair. (Including merino. For some reason merino appears to be regarded as practically not wool.) (I know this cos every time I have a question like this at least five people ask me if I’ve tried merino. They say it’s impossible to itch from merino. Unfortunately it apparently is, and I do. Very much. And then I have to explain the itching and the sneezing and trying to remove my own skin.) As in, if I want to be able to actually spin instead of scratching incessantly I’m going to need something else. I read that cotton is really hard to spin with though and I’m thinking… maybe start with something easier?
So my question is: Is there anything that’s ok for a beginner to try and spin… that has never met an animal? And (Ok, this one is a long shot) might not cost slightly more than I’d get if I sold one of my kidneys on ebay?