July is when the Tour de France happens, and when sportier-than-me yarn spinners make yarn while watching cyclists race through amazing scenery. Normally I just do the 'make yarn' thing, skipping the TV part but sticking to the Tour de France schedule.
This year, I'm giving up on the Tour framework entirely. My schedule is totally packed and I have a lot of big projects hanging over my head, and: ugh. I won't have a lot of time to spin at all. On the other hand, one of the projects is streamlining how much Stuff I have at home, because I've got about 9 months left before I have to move house so that one of the other projects (huge home renovation) can happen. It would be good if I could transform some of the Stuff into something functional and/or gift-able. Not just good: helpful.
So... I'm just going to spin. Every day in July. I already have my fiber lined up and everything - well, not all of it, but the stuff I want to get through in the time. Specifically, all the Twisted Fiber Art roving I've let accumulate over the last few Clubs.
That doesn't look too bad, does it? Eight braids in 31 days? Giving me... four and a half days to get through each braid. Totally do-able.
Except there's this other stuff I'd already prepped to spin. Possibly as long ago as last year's Tour, but I'm not going into my Ravelry library to check.
Still not too much though, right? Twelve braids, 31 days. Two and a half days per braid. I can do that for sure.
Except I also found these two skeins of Maple. Love this colour. Really meant to do something good with it. Can't, until I spin it.
I'm in trouble, aren't I.
(are you doing anything with fiber this month?)