As a kid, I gravitated toward sports and outdoor adventure, and successfully resisted my mother's efforts to teach me to knit. When covid arrived, I found myself with extra time on my hands, and the urge, in middle age, to learn something new. I crowdsourced my new hobby on Facebook, and the winner was my old friend Lausanne Allen, who said "get over here immediately and I'll give you everything you need to try Baltic pick-up weaving". I loved it immediately, and soon had my husband building me a rigid heddle loom. That led to the need to join pieces of woven fabric together, and again, Lausanne had the answer: crochet. She gave me a quick lesson on basic crochet, and soon after sent me a link to photos of Wayuu mochilas with the note "aren't these beautiful?". Right again! With the help of several books and YouTube videos, I was soon crocheting as much as weaving. Making up for lost time, I guess!