I just read a wonderful post on a blog @ St. Seraphina Knits
"I need 2,000 yds for the shawl I want to make. I am making this yarn one strand at a time on a tiny drop spindle....So true, so true.
But some of us like the process as much as the result. We don't count the hours other than to count them as hours well-spent making something beautiful with our hands.
...I have no idea how many hours it took! When I work with fiber I feel like I am outside of time.
Those of us who love to spin don't count the hours. We count the pleasure, and we count it as a very high pleasure indeed!
....We modern people spend far too much time counting the time. If you spin, don't spin in a hurry. If you're thinking about learning to spin, I'd encourage you to do so, and discover what it means to live a few hours each day outside of time."
I <3 my spinning wheel. In the few short months I have been using it, I've really had many pleasurable, relaxing hours lost in the "outside of time".