Apparently, I'm easily engaged by being surrounded by basketry materials. The feel and smell of wet reed and cedar bark, handling and winding waxed linen, and slipping patterns into sleeves are all entertaining and soothing to me. Making kits always seems like work before I start. Once I begin, I'm lulled into the rhythm and enjoy bringing order out of the chaos.
Maybe its that organizational gene that I have.
Or perhaps it is simply that I love being surrounded by all of the materials.
At any rate, getting the class kits ready for teaching is always more enjoyable than I remember.