it's called a drop spindle and it's used for spinning wool into yarn. pretty cool, huh?
well, i don't know if spinning my own yarn is for me [i'm horrible at it] but it's fun to try new things! we have two more weeks of the class, hopefully i'll get better. if i get decent enough at it, feel free to call me a regular old spinster.
drop spindles come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes, so we made our own out of a dowel, a hook, two cds, a grommet and some binder clips.