Sunday, June 21, 2020

Over the Hump

I don't know about you, but when I'm in the middle of something difficult or time consuming, be it a long run on a hot day (like this morning) or a project that takes a long time to complete, I like to watch for that moment when I get past the midway point. For whatever reason, once I pass that point, I feel like I will have no problem completing whatever it is, like if I've made it this far, I know I can make it the rest of the way. That is certainly the case with any large spinning project, like my current fleece spin. And I had my head down so much that when I finished up the most recent bobbin of singles yesterday and went to get more fiber, I realized that moment had already whizzed past me.


For anyone who's counting, this is bobbin number seven. Those four balls of roving underneath are all that I have left to spin. Suddenly it seems like not so much! And that's a good thing, too, because this month has also flown by without me really noticing and the Tour de Fleece -- which is occurring even though the Tour de France is not --- starts next Saturday, June 27. Originally I'd hoped to have all the spinning done on this fleece by then, but I'm not going to kill myself (or, actually, my knees) to get it done. I will certainly spin up what I can this week and then use the beginning of the Tour to finish. If I needed any additional motivation to get through this last leg of singles spinning, this certainly works.

7 comments:

  1. I know what you mean about the over the hump moment. Sometimes when knitting on a big project, I feel like I'm knitting into a black hole and then comes that magical moment when I know I'm making progress and will finish. I enjoy reading about your spinning.

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  2. Yay! You're doing so great! Enjoy the second half of the fleece :)

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  3. Hope the home stretch goes quickly!

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  4. I know exactly what you mean about the mid-point! So glad you're in the home stretch now. Go, Sarah! Go!

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  5. The light at the end of the tunnel is there!!! What will this beautiful stuff be when it's finished?

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  6. I love this. The colour looks so soothing, it's calming me down when I look at it and I can imagine that it is a super satisfying spin. Way to go!! :)

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  7. I know just what you mean about the midpoint. I feel that way through my harder workouts--and it's all the motivation I need to finish strong. Or, at least FINISH!

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