I don't have any projects in mind. So I've been getting either 4oz or 6 oz. That should be enough for a shawlette or a scarf and hat. I think it's just the process of spinning that I love so much. The feel of the fiber as it slips through my fingers; the concentration on getting a perfect thickness. Then whether to 2 ply or 3 ply or Navajo ply.
The relaxing part is the process. My blood pressure drops, my mind goes into Zombie land. The not part is making the choices - which fiber to start; and the "OMG, I've got so much to finish" mind set.
I finally finished the Galadryal from Wooley Wonka. It spun up beautifully and it's now in the process of becoming a shawl.
My other finished project was fiber from a Port Townsend shop, BFL and silk. I bought 2-4oz bats. One had some soft lavender mixed in with the grey, the other was just plain. I spun the two separately, then plied them together for a 2 ply semi worsted yarn. Don't know what I'll knit with it yet, but it's so soft!
So how does all this translate in my life? First of all I am a child of Process. I love the process of Anything - coffee making (I have 4 different ways to make coffee); bread baking; steeping teas; organizing anything, then organizing it again. The product is just a bonus. The frustrating part, the not so relaxing part, is the "what to do now" part. In my dog life, I love to train my dogs. It's the process of the training that enthralls me. The end result - what do I do now part - is where I get hung up. Maybe it just doesn't matter. I have no goals for my dogs, I have no goals for my spun fiber. I just love the process.
Oh maybe my knitting friends - the one's that don't spin - will get some lavish gifts for Christmas this year. Hand spun Merino/Silk in a heathery yummy deep maroon, or that wonderfuly soft Shetland in heather greens and ochers. I feel better already. Yes, blood pressure restored to normal; mind at ease and relaxed; no more worries........well, until the next time I look at my stash.