Well, that’s what you call a break, huh? I’ve decided to call this “getting noveled”, because it seems novel writing and weaving can only coexist up to a point; then the novel wins!
The great news is the story that had ambushed me late last year is now done and it’s entirely possible weaving will now rule, as these things do tend to balance out. I just have to wait for my hands to recover from writing (with paper and pen) 110K words!
So, it’s been a bit quiet on the weaving front for… well… 3 months. The main reason being that I’ve been putting all my non-bill-paying-job energy into working on my fiction. Three novellas and a short novel have been taking up all my time. That and watching some trashy TV shows!
This is always a challenge for my crafts… I spend a lot of time writing because it’s a time-consuming thing, but that often pushes my other creative pursuits to the back of the queue.
Of course, there was probably also an element of weave-fatigue by the time I got through the Christmas presents. I’d been weaving very solidly for 6 months by then! So, a break was probably needed.
Now I am ready to weave again. I have some lovely soft cotton I want to test out on the tablet weaving side of things and I have balls of yarn bouncing up and down wanting to be made into scarfs. I also have a backlog of posts for this blog that I’ve sketched out longhand (I write longhand a lot) which need typing.
I just need to find a rhythm that allows weaving and writing to co-exist!