I like randing. Randing in basketmaking is a one-over, one-under weave. No twisting, no skipping a spoke, no counting a fancy pattern, no starting and stopping. Just one over, one under, one over, one under. If weaving on an uneven number of spokes, just keep going around and around the basket. Sure, you will have to splice when you come to the end of a weaver, but then it's more of the same. I can do randing without looking, without counting. Soon I'm at the top of the basket. Time to make a border to tie in the ends at the top. There, a new basket has been made.
It reminds me of life. Much of
life is routine, not too thrilling. Just keep on going, being
productive, and pretty soon there is a day done, a project finished, a