I have a “craft daemon”. If you read my other blog, you’ll know he’s frenemies with my “writing daemon” and they time-share my attention. Sort of. (Why “daemon” is a common question? Well, let’s face it, this crafting thing is a compulsion, not a choice for many of us…)
So, the craft daemon got super excited the other day when a non-crafter friend of mine suggested/requested a project for her cat. As a rule I don’t make things for beings that can’t request something on their own behalf, but I know this cat well enough to maybe break the rule. (Besides, we all know who the item is really for, right?)
But the cause of the excitement wasn’t a commission… it was that this item will involve double weave. My daemon loves double weave! Why? I don’t know.
This interest has meant drawing of diagrams, refreshing ourselves on how to double weave (it’s been a while), squee-ful measuring and planning. Strangely though, I still haven’t gone to the loom. And he’s not bugging me about that.
This leaves me wondering if my craft daemon secretly enjoys the concept of double weave more than the execution. I could be wrong… it’s possible that he just thinks I should by a new threading hook – mine is missing – before we launch into trying to thread two heddles. He may have a point.