Actually I'm feeling like I would happily crawl back into bed if I had the least opportunity, but that's probably the lack of tea talking. (I hope.)
Moving past exhaustion, let's talk despair. I haven't been able to spin fiber in forever - forever not being defined as 'since the ill-advised cookie baking marathon that gave me a repetitive stress injury' but as 'since I realized spinning makes my injury so much worse as to be not worth it' (which was about six weeks later.)
During forever, two more shipments of Twisted Fiber Art club roving arrived at my door.
Berry came first, on a superwash Blue-Faced Leicester base...
... and apparently did so while I was still thinking I could spin it, because I went ahead and tore it lengthwise into four strips to preserve the colour evolution.
Then I got Velvet, on 'Festive', which is a merino/silk base...
and really fell in love. In fact I ordered a ton of this stuff in yarn form when the club ended, which is partly why you are reading about my spinning dreams today and not my proposal for better stash management. (though to be fair, my proposal is based on the reality that one will go on buying more yarn than one needs.)
Probably I shouldn't have kept the Velvet braid on my desk to gaze at every waking moment, huh?
Cue the light at the end of the tunnel. My arm is feeling a lot better! It's still a bit sore, and I have to remember not to turn doorknobs with my right hand and stuff, but I can see the possibility of spinning either it or the Berry pretty soon. Like, maybe today - assuming I can drink enough tea to stay upright. (because I'm seeing my chiropractor again tomorrow. Twisted roving is the easiest stuff to spin, but even Velvet is so not worth the risk of more pain. owie!)