It's interesting how many weavers also enjoy making jig saw puzzles.
I think it has something to do with the ways they are similar.
They both involve a whole lot of process. Being sensitive to detail, colour and texture. Being willing to analyse, try to identify what needs to go where, even making mistakes and keeping on and on. Until done.
This puzzle isn't terribly difficult. I wasn't looking for any particular challenge, just something to occupy my mind and keep it off the fact (as much as possible) that weaving is not happening right now. And probably won't for some time.
I don't know what sparked this most recent episode of physical 'fragility' but it is taking a very long time to clear up. Emotionally it has been very difficult to not be weaving. I joke that I'm addicted to weaving, but in its way it's not really a joke. As a friend observed sitting at the loom is my happy place. In many ways, it keeps me sane, or at least on an even emotional keel.
Even though I'm anxious to get back to the loom, I think weaving was making things worse, so in order to get well more quickly, it appears I need to take a break. Just wish I could at least sit to do hemming because that mountain won't get smaller on its own!