lack of motivation.

I snapped this photo last night. Boh got halfway off the couch, and then seemed to either forget what he was doing or lose the motivation to continue. Oh Boh, I can relate. I am having a hard time staying focused and motivated to work on many of the things on my plate right now — April is just crazy.

I’ve had a few skeins of finished yarn sitting here next to my computer, waiting for me to blog them. I might not be done reading, planning paper topics, or (ahem) writing that conference paper for next weekend, but I can blog these skeins and check them off my list!

This is that lovely blue-green merino/wool blend that my dear friend H. picked up at a Maine sustainability festival in the fall from Friends’ Folly Farm. This is 257 yards of worsted weight (maybe light worsted in some places), in 2 skeins of 181 and 76 yards, respectively. This stuff was beautifully prepped, almost batt-like, and I spun it in sort of a modified long-drawish kind of way, which seemed to allow me to get a more even single. I have no idea what this will become, but I absolutely love how the colors catch the light.

This is a scrappy 2-ply skein of all the leftovers on my bobbins — a mixture of Hello Yarn shetland in Sour Fig, the gorgeous green stuff I just finished, and Crown Mountain Farms superwash merino in Albatross and Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds. 68 yards of surprising prettiness.

And now, back to the pile! I’m hoping to get caught up on blog reading and comments soon. Apologies for the radio silence this week.


10 thoughts on “lack of motivation.

  1. Haha, he looks so funny. I can totally relate as well. Sometimes getting half out of bed is a big achievement! Pretty yarn, too..the blue-green is lovely.

  2. Oh Boh! You made me splutter my tea all over my keyboard! Lovely spinning there. Good luck this week. I can totally relate.

  3. I love checking things off lists. Even the little stuff. Especially the little stuff. (It goes so fast!) So: cute dog of the day: check. Lovely spinning! Good luck with the conference paper.

  4. I, too, can relate to Boh. I’m on spring break from teaching 8th graders and I had a whole list of things I wanted to accomplish. But the days are slipping by and the drive I felt is too. Love the yarn!

  5. Oh, I love that dog! I had a friend whose great dane would sit on my lap like that, with the front two feet on the floor…. Sweet doggies!! Glad to see you back. When does your semester end?

  6. Very pretty! Good luck with getting all the important stuff done. This is a tough time of year, although daffodils, sunshine, and seeing everything “green up” certainly helps my mood.

  7. That beautiful blue yarn is calling me, darn it’s the perfect blue and looks absolutely yummy.

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