When I started spinning last April, I did something I almost never do: I went into it blind. I love research. I’m the person who reads and reads and learns the nuances of something before I dive in and start doing it. I knew I wanted to learn to spin, so when I went to The Fiber Event in Greencastle, I planned to try out wheels so I could start to get an idea which wheel I liked best. I did not expect to buy a wheel, but that’s exactly what I did. I spun a little bit with almost no instruction, then started looking for resources to learn more. It was then, in mid-May, that I found The Spinner’s Book of Fleece by Beth Smith on Amazon. I preordered it and totally forgot until I got the e-mail telling me that it had shipped! The book is both more and less than I expected, and I truly love it for what it is.