Is has become very apparent to me that too much of a good thing can be painful… Which is sad because I love crafting. But crafting too much and too long has forced me to slow down and enjoy the skeins, so to speak.
In the last month I have given myself a painful case of tendinitis… This has come to severely interfere in my knitting, spinning and overall craftiness. My Physiotherapist has told me I should stop knitting, spinning or doing anything involving my wrist & thumb.
As of this post, I have not knit in over 60 hours. I have no knitting or spindles in my purse, backpack, car as to avoid the temptation to pick up a UFO or to start a new project.
On the other hand, I have been able to organise my hand-dyed and hand-spun yarns for sale over the next couple of weeks. That is something that I have put off to complete time-sensitive projects. It feels very good to re-skein, label and track all my yarns, rovings and spindles.
Next weekend, I will likely turn sharply from my Physio’s advice as I will be joining a group of fibre freaks in the Mountains for a bi-annual crafting get-away. I plan on bringing a large amount of spinning to work on, and to show off Walter, my handsome, German spinning wheel.
Organising my sale yarns has become my evening activity that brings me inner peace. I have been able to measure, weigh and label all of my completely skeins, a chore unto itself.
Thankfully, my Hubby and I are setting up my AFHandcrafts website where I planning on blogging, updating local events and selling my fun handspun yarn. I also plan on making tutorial videos as my skill level allows, I’ve very excited to be able to show people how I dye my yarns & fibres.
Hooray for technology!