What should we do as TEN-MINUTE RUG HOOKERS when our lives get really complicated temporarily? Every person has to make her own call on this. In my view, there may be days during this on-going six-month challenge when it is impossible or impractical to hook, even for ten minutes. Like in November when I have to attend a five-day academic conference in New Orleans. I won't be rug hooking or thinking about designing a new rug or shopping for wool during that week, no matter how much I might like to. I will be attending academic sessions, meetings, and presenting papers on subjects far-removed from rug hooking!
This challenge is meant to be motivational and fun for us, not frustrating and stressful. So do what you can, while being gentle with yourself. There will be times when our lives limit this challenge. And that is okay.