Because you can never have too many hobbies. And the Zombiepocalypse might be cold.
It all started about 8 years ago, when my aunt gave me a spinning wheel. She sent it with a how-to video and some wool. I tried to spin, couldn't get the knack, and set the wheel aside. Recently some online friends were talking about spinning and I tried again. Lo and behold, I got the hang of it! Much of the initial problem was with the fiber, it was too lumpy to spin easily. I tried with another piece and it was so much easier.
So far I've spun several small balls of different yarns, just learning the motions. I'm working on a full bobbin of thinner wool, as even as possible. I enjoy the sensation of spinning, the coordinated movements and the feel of wool gliding through my fingers.