Yesterday was an amazing day for me. Not for any particularly profound reason…actually yes, it was a very profound reason. Yesterday, after just over 2 years of spinning, I finished the Intentions fibers. Remember these ?
Yup. All (nearly) done. The last two, Perserverence and Strength are still on the bobbins waiting to be plied, hence the nearing/nearly completion/done parts but still, I cannot convey to you the feelings of…Power? Amazingness? Fulfillment? Relief? Emptiness? Just the feelings that are flowing thru me right now. For the first time in 2 years, I have an empty wheel and no idea what I want to (and that WANT is a new feeling too, far different from the ‘need’ to move to the next fiber in the series) put on it. Those last two should sit for a few days, plenty of time for a whole new bump to slide through my fingers, but I haven’t a real idea what I want to spin next. I’ve looked at my stash and picked up and put down bumps and braids countless times, all with the feeling of “Yes…No…Meh…No…Yes”.
For the most part, I took photos and jotted notes of my Intentional Journey along the way. “Joy” is the exception to that rule. I must have been so joy-ful in my spinning that I got wrapped up and clearly forgot to photograph anything except the finished yarn! For a while there, I was posting the process and the photos here on the blog. And then I moved and life got in the way and now I have a backlog that I am getting through In the next few weeks, look forward to those posts and photos here, as well as my pleas for pattern ideas as what to do with the yarns themselves.
I must have been nuts to think I could do it all, and think mindfully about each, in a year.
3.75 pounds of Superwash BFL. 15 different colourways. 24 months. Intentional thoughts and spinning.
I am so pleased with myself.