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Andy
Seriously Hooked

USA
774 Posts

Posted - 05/31/2005 :  5:03:30 PM  Show Profile Send Andy a Private Message
Does anyone else notice that spindling calms nervous moments more than spinning on their wheel? I find that I can walk if I need too, look out the window, stretch the fibers and yarn up against the white ceiling for contrast (or other backgrounds), move around my arms much more, etc. I'm finding that when I'm restless I get a sense of calm as well as accomplishment and joy in the fiber from my spindle. I feel less confined than at a wheel, and as confinement is the most opposed to my nature, that means a lot.

truly violet
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6398 Posts

Posted - 05/31/2005 :  5:46:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit truly violet's Homepage Send truly violet a Private Message
I used to find I would get a bit obbsesive (no no I can not spell it)
but lately with my shoulders and the pt and all I can't use my spindles
sniff sniff
however
I can still go to spin group......... which is btw, next week
so I have to go and spin vicariously
( and maybe purlion a sheepie.......)
vi

none of this will matter in 100 years.......except I will finally be at my goal weight...vi
http://notashyviolet.blogspot.com/
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Andy
Seriously Hooked

USA
774 Posts

Posted - 05/31/2005 :  5:48:47 PM  Show Profile Send Andy a Private Message
Maybe a supported spindle, vi? What is pt? Enjoy your spinning group, I know I enjoy mine, too!
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truly violet
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Posted - 05/31/2005 :  6:19:35 PM  Show Profile  Visit truly violet's Homepage Send truly violet a Private Message
physcial therapy......
for my bad shoulders......
I swear my pt is mengele......
"here just lemme twist your right arm around the back of your head and insert your elbow into your left ear........"
vi

none of this will matter in 100 years.......except I will finally be at my goal weight...vi
http://notashyviolet.blogspot.com/
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Andy
Seriously Hooked

USA
774 Posts

Posted - 05/31/2005 :  6:25:38 PM  Show Profile Send Andy a Private Message
eek! *makes sign of cross with fingers*! Not "the Angel", mengele, vi! Gaaahhggg! (that was me dying of alarm)!
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azknitter
Honorary Angel

5539 Posts

Posted - 05/31/2005 :  6:36:26 PM  Show Profile Send azknitter a Private Message
You don't fool me Vi...you can probably spin with one hand and eat ice cream with the other at the same time!

Trish
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collieknit
Warming Up

84 Posts

Posted - 05/31/2005 :  8:27:49 PM  Show Profile Send collieknit a Private Message
True True True! I have social anxiety and panic disorder, and have been spinning for two and a half years. Spindling helped me to calm down before I was perscribed meds. I still love spindling, and do it often, especially when an unexpected panic attack begins.
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Andy
Seriously Hooked

USA
774 Posts

Posted - 05/31/2005 :  8:33:20 PM  Show Profile Send Andy a Private Message
Good plan Collieknit! Spin away the anxiety disorder, next thing you know you are fine! I like it!!
Hahaha, more ways that spindles are happy-making!
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pjkite
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1198 Posts

Posted - 06/01/2005 :  05:05:31 AM  Show Profile  Visit pjkite's Homepage  Send pjkite a Yahoo! Message Send pjkite a Private Message
My coworkers and family always know when I'm stressed out - I pick up a spindle and start spinning. I keep two on my desk, one in my purse, and several at different points in the house. Most have different fibers and are different yarns. But whatever spindle and fiber, the spinning will calm me down. In fact, one of my group leaders told me at one point that I looked like I needed a spinning break! (And indeed I did, and it was mostly his fault!)

I keep saying that fiber is cheaper than therapy and one of the best medicines I know for all sorts of stress-related ills! Keep spinning, Andy!

Pamela Kite
East Tennessee
http://fiberlife.blogspot.com/

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CynthiaW
New Pal

26 Posts

Posted - 06/01/2005 :  08:04:12 AM  Show Profile  Visit CynthiaW's Homepage Send CynthiaW a Private Message
Spindling is definitely therapy for me, too! With all the stress at work lately, its either eat my way through the entire grocery store or knit socks for everyone or spin a basketful of yarn. The last two are definitely the least harmful.....

- Cynthia
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Andy
Seriously Hooked

USA
774 Posts

Posted - 06/29/2005 :  12:53:47 PM  Show Profile Send Andy a Private Message
It seems like spindling helps me clear my thought as the fibers slip into nice orderly yarn! I can feel thoughts emerging like poetry, freely. Something about the continuity and order and activity of the spindling as I walk around. It untangles thoughts too!
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sylver
New Pal

36 Posts

Posted - 07/18/2005 :  12:33:20 AM  Show Profile Send sylver a Private Message
I really love to spin! I have only started on friday, but already I can feel how this is making me very peaceful. It is the best relaxation therapy there is, even if I am just learning :)
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Andy
Seriously Hooked

USA
774 Posts

Posted - 07/18/2005 :  1:30:22 PM  Show Profile Send Andy a Private Message
Isn't it great, sylver! And it just gets better and better! Enjoy!
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lella
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9712 Posts

Posted - 07/19/2005 :  11:43:12 PM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message
Spinning on a spindle is peaceful and rhythmic and heals my anxiety. I follow the spin of the whorl and it's just magical. Spin on Fellow Spinners!


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