Because I don't know how to have idle hands, I've started spinning wool. I have a drop spindle, bottom whorl. Ask me what that meant two months ago and I would have no idea. You get a whole new vocabulary.
Its very medatitive. You can sit and spin (he he he) and let your mind go. Find a zen within the wool and the wood. I didnt think id like it as much as I do, it was just something new to try, a new skill to learn because I collect skills like Hubby collects Star Wars action figures. Which is a lot. I already know how to knit so spinning seemed to be a natural leap. And I found that I love it.
And it is a labor of love. Spinning your own yarn isnt cheap. A ball of roving is at it's cheapest about $3. It takes two balls to fo the spindle in the picture. So you can see its not a lot. And it takes about 2 hours. It would be way cheaper to just run to wally and grab some yarn if I just wanted to knit. Like I said, labor of love.
Id like eventually to get a spinning wheel, but those bad boys are freakin expensive. And to be honest, ive got other big purchases on my mind. Like another fur rug. Or a million yards linen.