I went to my first spinning (wheel) class last weekend. At Webs. It was my first time there too -- and I'm proud to say that I didn't buy anything -- despite the fact they were having their big sale!
The class was two days long and my day 1 attempts were horrible (those are the really fat strands), with day 2 attempts only slightly less horrible (those are the skinny strands). Another learning experience for me. I did note that those who had done spindling before got the hang of it much more quickly. I'm sure I'll improve with time.
I've started looking for a wheel of my own.