Fortunately, just when I needed it, I scored a shift in the loom house at work. I always enjoy working there and sharing my love for all things wooly, but I was particularly happy to get a chance to work on the Civil War reproduction coverlet that is on the barn loom. It is tedious and a challenge to work on while speaking with guests, but they are fascinated by it.
The design is an exact reproduction of a coverlet found in a photo of Abraham Lincoln and George McClellan at the Battle of Antietam.
It is slow cloth in the truest sense; a puzzle for my brain to keep track of where I am in the pattern. It is creating the distraction from life I need right about now.
I think I may even dispense of the usual advice and try this at home.