Yesterday, I picked up my loom from the yarn store. It's kind of nice to get a late Christmas gift, but today, I'm challenged just putting the pieces together. Most of the loom is one piece, but I have to put on dowels and apron rods. So I've picked up the pieces and put them down a dozen times today already. The photos in the manual that came with this show just one half of the completed loom and not the other, and it shows how to put together the dowels and apron rods, but not how they attach to the loom.
In between attempts at putting the six parts of the loom together, I'm rolling grape leaves and making rice pudding. It's someone's fiftieth birthday at my house today, and since we know I'm older than that, you can surmise I'm not making my own birthday dinner. I'm making the time intensive dinner for someone else. I'm thankful that at least this meal is not one I need directions to make. I could do it blindfolded and half asleep.
That should come in handy.