Dyeing takes not just effort, but time, and a lot of it. Be it hours or days, it can get difficult to stay on my feet and not hear that little voice in the back of my head that says to just rush through what needs doing. Rushing isn't the answer. Sure, sometimes the answer is to stop for the day/night, and pick up where I left off. That's not always ideal when physically in the middle of dyeing what's already prepped. The answer for me? Not music, which I can tune out after the first few songs and inevitable kitchen dancing, but audiobooks.
Audiobooks help keep me engaged, thus helping me to push through the dyeing process when I'm feeling sore or tired, yet still have yarn already prepped. Lately, I've been on a huge paranormal romance kick (oh, who am I kidding? I'm always on a PR kick). With my having a preference for series versus one-off books, I've been using a couple of different series to keep me going.
The first series is by Shelly Laurentson. The entire series is referred to as the Pride series, and so far there are 9 books. I'm not sure if there are any more in the works, but the 9 available are fantastic. I love every single one of them, and have both read them via Kindle and listened via Audible. There's an intricate plot throughout each book, and it helps to weave all of the characters together. So many great personalities and a great depiction of shifters that makes a lot of other worlds pale in comparison.
The second series is by Dannika Dark, and is called the Seven series. The series consists of 7 books, though it's the 6th book that will be released shortly that I'm looking forward to, it shares the same world as another of the author's series (Mageri), but I prefer the paranormal romance series than the urban fantasy. Both are good, but I love me some Happily Ever Afters in each book. This is another that I've both read and listened to. I read pretty quickly, so listening to a book I've read helps me catch things I may not have when I did the reading.
Immensely thankful for good books and narrators these days, since they motivate me to keep going. It's kind of like telling yourself "just one more row," but instead of a row, it's more like "just one more batch." The equivalent of my telling loved ones for years to wait for me to finish the page of a book, or the chapter, and then whoops it's 2 hours later and I'm closing the book on the last page!
I could be guilty of a lot worse, I guess! ᕕ( ᐛ )ᕗ