Spinning Through It

Sometimes it’s easy to let a particular day (let’s call it “Monday”) kick your butt. It’s even easier when you have seemingly insurmountable deadlines, impending dentist appointments (never a good thing), and a nasty cold that just won’t quit. On such days, it’s incredibly difficult to find any time for fun or relaxation… when perhaps it is needed most.

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Blue Moon Fiber Arts Rockin’ Whorl Club Masham, colorway Indigo Dreams.

That’s why I love spinning so much. When there is no time or brain space for dedicated crafting, spinning can still be done. Just a twirl or two of the spindle makes me feel infinitely batter. It lets me take an entirely futile day and spin it into something productive, something beautiful.

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Louet Merino/Silk, part of my Spindle Experiment (click for link).

Spinning scratches the creative itch just enough and really only takes 5 minutes or so to significantly improve the tone of the day. It’s pretty magical that all it takes is a few minutes to remind myself that life is more than spreadsheets, sore teeth, and snotty noses. That’s some powerful, perspective-shifting therapy, don’t you think? Have you done any spinning today?

P.S. Check out Alex Tinsley’s review of my lotion bars on the Dull Roar blog, where you can enter a giveaway to win one!

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10 thoughts on “Spinning Through It

  1. I haven’t done any spinning in quite some time. I need to dig out my stash and pull out one of my UFOs (Unfinished Fibery Object) and have it handy for spindling again. I miss it now! Thank you for reminding me of how soothing it can be!

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  2. I’ve got some spinning that is haunting me at the moment. I have one last ply of a three ply socks yarn to spin. I want to knit the yarn, but I just haven’t been able to bring myself to spin the last bits. I’m hoping that the urge will come back once some of my knitting is off the needles. I think it is messing with the spinning mojo!

    Have you been knitting up any of your spinning lately? I’d love to see what your yarn grows up to be.

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    • Oh dear, turns out I haven’t actually finished a knitting project from my handspun since October (where is the time going?!) but I have a couple skeins all wound up and ready to go once I find more time for knitting.

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  3. You summarized the reason I love to spin! I am sorry that your recent Monday was kicking your butt (No one ever likes visiting the dentist…) but I love seeing the progress in your spinning 😛

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  4. Pingback: IS #: Handspun Dreams | Woolen Diversions

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