Look what came in the mail today!
I bought it on e-bay from this store. It wasn't expensive, and probably not as high quality as these spindles, but I didn't really want to pay much since I wasn't sure I'd even like spinning. So far it's kind of fun. The spindle doesn't spin for very long, but that's okay for now. Once I get better, I'll probably want either a nicer spindle or a wheel. I saw one the other day advertised online--it's very pretty.
I like that it's sleek and smooth and classy, but still rather traditional-looking. Hmm...maybe someday.