Did anyone else listen to the Spin Doctors as a kid, or am I totally dating myself? Either way, I can't believe I've just made that pun (wait, I totally can believe it. I'm the punniest person in my living room right now. That's a lie. My husband is right behind me. ) but when I sat down to write a blog post today about how therapeutic spinning has been for me, I coulnd't help myself.
Much as with Netflix marathons in my life before kids, I've recently found myself grabbing ropes of wool and saying, "Just one more handful and then I'll do the dishes." I think it's probably uneccessary to point out, but my house is a complete disaster right now. It's okay, though. I've just checked out "The Life Changing Art of Tidying Up" from the library for the fourth time and I really think it'll do the trick this time.
Is the sun starting to make an appearance where you're living? It's still solidly winter here in Germany, but the intermittent days of sunshine this week have been totally fantastic. They've also shown me where all the dust accumulates in my house -*yikes*- but, as previously mentioned, I have not been dusting. I've been spinning. Do you want to see what I've made? I'm by no means a gifted spinner and I would definitely still categorize myself as a baby beginner, but my yarn is useable and I'm extremely exited to crochet something with my first-ever single ply...I just need to spin enough of it in a similar weight to make something worth wearing. At the rate I'm currently going it shouldn't take long.
What kind of fiber is this, you ask? Well, dear reader, I have no idea. It's part of my previously mentioned franken-monster-eBay-stash. I think there's a bit of silk in some of it and the darker pink is probably merino? Whatever it is, it's been keeping my hands busy which in turn keeps me somewhat calm. I'm still a stress-ball about the world, but maybe I just need to spin more. I think spinning might even be the solution for world peace. Maybe? I'm willing to test that theory.
What have you been making? Is there something that calls to you when you're stressed or anxious or just need a break?