Friday, April 20, 2012


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 life enriched.


  1. I enjoyed your Randing post. Just found your blog during the Blogging from A to Z Challenge. Yes, much of life is repetitive and sometimes that's enjoyable because there aren't any bad surprises. Looking at the glass half empty today I guess. Take a peek at my blog at I write about a variety of topics. Happy blogging!

  2. Thanks, Diane. Nice to meet you. I read your blog about your lost and found cat. Very funny. I could so relate.