When I lived in California, I learned to spin and it became a real useful, enjoyable hobby. My son had a friend who lived a couple of doors down, and spinning yarn from a fleece (he even learned to card it). I still love to spin, but really, knitting a sweater full of lovely lanolin, doesn't make too much sense even here in my area. It's just too hot.
But should you want to spin, here is a pvc spinning wheel that will work for you.