What advice would you give someone starting this project? For my 1st try, I was very tense and working hard to make it work. I sat at the table on an uncomfortable stool watching the videos from class. I think I was pushing myself and trying to do too much at once. For my 2nd try I sat in my favorite chair for knitting and just let the spinning happen slowly working through the steps to get the feel of it. By the time I ran out fiber, the spinning felt good and I was relaxed - like I would after knitting.