Well, I hope so. It is clearly a rush to the head and Max hopes it's curable and of short duration. But on Tuesday I am spending most of the day with a lady who will (attempt to) teach me how to spin wool. Why? Not sure at all and it may come to nothing but a pleasant day out.
One thing's for sure though. My visions of a beautiful old-style spinning wheel in our 14th century house are unlikely to come to fruition. All the people I have spoken to have told me that the modern wheels are much easier to use for a beginner.
I will take photos and notes and let you know how I get on. In the meantime, if any of you are spinners I would truly appreciate your advice and comments!