July 14, 2010
Yesterday was spent weaving several potholders. I don't remember last time I enjoyed concentrating so long on anything. It's much different from knitting in which you can establish a rhythm, and maintain a conversation or watch TV while your fingers carry on as if they have memories of their own. I doubt weaving will ever become as easy. You have to watch how the weft passes through the warp, using your free hand to tidy the edge, and make sure the thread lies at the right slope, then pull the beater, just so. I could spend many days this way.