Balance is a tricky little monster and a fickle beast to maintain. I find myself teetering one way or the other in all aspects of my life and continually search for that magical point where all things work well.
I recently participated in Spinzilla and enjoyed the 1 week focus on spinning. It helped me burn through a ton of fiber that I had stored for a while and I was able to improve on my ability to spin for singles. I still have a mountain of handspun to soak and set the twist but overall it was good fun.
I ended up with 13 skeins of handspun totally 4977 yards. Definitely not the most spun that week but not the least either.
After Spinzilla was over, I took a week off from spinning. I knew it would come. Anytime my focus is on one fiber art my mojo suffers. The week I took off I used to cast on a fun small project and then finish up a couple knitting projects. I absolutely love this drop stitch cowl that I just finished up today:
If I were to knit this pattern again I would knit it in the round just to avoid seaming. It's so comfortable to wear and I love the dark and moody colors.
Today my mojo is back and my balance is restored to spinning and knitting each day once again. I'm happiest when I do both. I know I get more accomplished when I focus on just one, and I know I'll do that from time to time but my balance in fiber arts is spinning during the day and knitting in the evenings.