So I made a rule that works for me. I don't have all those ends that need storing and I no longer seize up in my chair from long periods of sitting. I only cut as much wool as I can use in a 1/2 hour period. That gets me up and out of my seat to move around, shake out the stiffness and drink some water to stave off the dehydration I’ll get from the red wine I was drinking. Back in the old days I would sit for 5 - 10 hours
straight, breaking only for a begrudged jaunt to the bathroom. On my very first project I saw the sun come up three mornings in a row, pulling all nighters from the shear excitement of watching my mat evolve. Talk about being hooked! I fell hard and quick and the payback for my joy? I couldn't straighten the old bones after that marathon of loops. Not that it mattered; the satisfaction far outweighed any physical discomfort. I was 13 years younger then and hooking that way today is out of the question. I have to work smarter now and treat my body kindly.