"Do you plan out your weavings?" asked Aaron. "No. I don't want to. Even though the books and blogs say you should, I don't want to."
I spend forty-sixty hours a week staring at a computer and strategically thinking through websites and design. Add in menu planning, grocery shopping, home care, church activities, and maintaining relationships—my brain is overloaded for most of my waking hours.
Some handle this with grace.
I do not.
Last year I picked up weaving after months and years of being told I need a relaxing hobby. A sweet friend spontaneously gave me an extra lap loom she had. I bought a bit of yarn and searched the internet for a few beginner tutorials.
A hobby was born.
Like mentioned before, I do not plan a weaving before starting. For the one pictured (it is not finished), I sat surrounded by skeins of yarn and arranged the colors till I found a mostly monochromatic array of colors I was happy with. Then I threw in a somewhat complimentary color to my greens. The only design part I planned on this one was stripes.
Then I wove.
I let go with weaving.