Do You Weave While Watching TV?
When I imagine other people weaving I picture them in sun-drenched studios, surrounded by beautiful hand-dyed yarn or perfectly organized trays of beads.
Perhaps they are listening to soft music or just the sound of birds singing in the distance. There might be a cat stretched out on the floor, but somehow she is not tangling the yarn into knots or attempting to lie on top of the beads.
My reality is nothing like that. Our apartment is tiny and I don’t have a dedicated studio or office space. Instead, I mostly weave sitting on the couch in the living room. Usually the dog is trying to shove a toy into my hand and the cat is waiting for me to get up so she can chew my warp threads. My husband is often trying to hold a conversation and CNN is frequently on in the background.
Someone asked me today, “Can I do it [weave] while watching television?” I’m sure everyone has a different answer for this, but for me, the answer is yes. Weaving in front of a movie or the evening news can be quite relaxing and fits perfectly into my often-chaotic life. It isn’t the ideal weaving situation all the time, but there’s something really nice about getting in some loom time while cuddled up in a blanket with your family and your favorite show.
I’m curious, though, where do you weave? Do you have the perfect studio-space where you can really get into the solitary flow of weaving? Do you ever weave in front of the TV? Does it depend on the project? Tell us in the comments!