Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Feeling hopeful

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!)

5 comments:

fusedglass said...

Damn! I forgot to order some Velvet. I wish you'd posted this yesterday - it would have reminded me. Bah, humbug.

Mary Keenan said...

You know you were thinking of that spinning wheel instead Helena ;^) You could always write and ask? It's just a day late...

fusedglass said...

I think I've tried their patience often enough. I'll just pout, and think about the spinning wheel.

susan said...

Have you tried .... and I bet you have been asked this a lot ... acupuncture? The reason I suggest this is from personal experience with a soft tissue injury. Might be worth a try if you find the chiropractor doesn't shift the issue.

Mary Keenan said...

Acupuncture, yes! with some electric current. The time I wrecked my Achilles tendon and couldn't physically get to the chiropractor. But it wasn't as effective (or near as fast) as his treatments which resolved it completely later on. He's not just about bones but works into soft tissue while moving the limb - it's great. I just need to remember to go in the day after I've injured myself, not the month after ;^)