I went with Kristi and Margit to Carolina Homespun today. I picked up a spindle, a booklet on learning to spin silk, 2 oz of dyed Soy Silk in beautiful blues and 4 oz of Ingeo, a corn fiber that is supposed to be easy to learn on. (I hope to have a picture uploaded soon, my computer is still having major problems.)
The owner showed me how to spin bamboo with some incredibly soft and tempting bamboo fiber. It seemed really difficult at the time so I passed on buying any but I am already struggling with the corn fiber as well. I think I need to get out the silk hankie and follow the instructions on Knitty. Margit and Kristi both offered to let me try their wheels. I have a feeling I'm going to want a wheel soon.