|Spinzilla - Day 6|
Today had to be a 'down day'. I tried but didn't get very far in spinning. I got a few yards but my legs topped working. I think I found my limit. I usually find a way to work past them, 'If there is a will, there is a way', but today I had to concede I could go no further.
|Jeri Brock Turkish Spindle|
Merino Top with Sparklefire
Tomorrow is the last day of Spinzilla. I was hoping to make my mile but with today down, it is less likely. Maybe next year I will have an electric spinner and be able to spin more yarn. My endurance capabilities didn't match my goals. After this week I do see the importance of not insisting on forcing my body to do things it just can't do. I am continuing to save for an Electric Spinner for Healing Fibers. I want other disabled people to experience the joy of spinning even when moving their legs is difficult or impossible. I see better the importance of using tools to fulfill your dreams instead of taking the Luddite approach and insisting on doing everything the traditional way. I missed 8 years of spinning because I was determined to spin using a traditional wheel. If I had been willing to spin using an electric spinner, I could have had years of enjoyment. It is something to ponder.
Using tools to help us isn't a sign of weakness. When you loose the ability to walk, or find yourself dealing with some other disability, it is hard to accept limitations. I don't mean to give up striving to get better, working on your therapy or finding creative work-arounds but sometimes we have to accept the help that is available to us, for me, that will be a HansenCraft MiniSpinner.
--Serenity in Fiber, Lynne