Wednesday, August 24, 2011
The weaving of these shawls went like the proverbial hare. The finishing, however, is proceeding like his opponent, the tortoise.
What many people don't understand is that the basic construction of hand made items can go quite quickly. The finishing details - well, quite often that takes as long - or longer!
So it seemed appropriate today - the day I was supposed to get my next chemo but my white cell count isn't good enough to go ahead and another week delay has happened - to remind myself that I have been accomplishing things. That in spite of the current challenges I am not stymied in my life or my work. That progress is being made, life goes on and that eventually I will see the end of this particular stretch of the road, just like I am beginning to see a dent in the pile of finishing that accumulated earlier in the year.
Later today I'll pack up some of these shawls and put them into the mail. And then I'll get back to more fringe twisting. I think I wove something like 58 shawls of this type. I'm far from done with the fringe twisting, but at least the mountain is being eroded by working on it a little bit every day.
For now it's back to the loom. I need a little weaving/physical activity therapy today.