I love to knit, just as much as I love to weave, but I am constantly struck by how long it takes to make, say, a sleeve. I'm making two at once for the hot pink sweater, because I'm making up the pattern as I go along and don't want to keep notes on how one was made, then have to duplicate it. And it's taking a long time. The left front is done, and all I need now are sleeves to put the whole business together, but it just seems to take forever. After all, a row is only 1/8" long! And the sleeves need to be about 17" long. What's 8 times 17? About a week! If I have time to knit this week, that it. I start my new job at the Home Depot Friday, and work doubles all weekend, baking in the morning and watering plants in the evening.
No time left for weaving, but that's okay, because one row on the scarf is also about 1/8" inch, yet takes a second, as opposed to five minutes on the sleeves. The drawback is that I can't watch television and weave. No craft is perfect, is it?
A busy week ahead, but I hope to join my weaving friends on Tuesday. If the sleeves are done by then, you'll read about it here! Until then, happy fabric making, however you choose to make it!