Oh, and I've already bought yarn:
No wonder my head was spinning so much I could hardly sleep, in spite of the desperate need to catch up on a missed night.
Today I have observed, filmed, and slightly helped with winding a huge cotton warp, and learned how to tie a knot from the woman who was warping (Yes, a knot. Even for the most basic things, there's nothing like an experienced mentor to demonstrate an efficient way. And when it comes to knots in warps, I want to learn from the most experienced people possible.)
I've also done some cotton spinning on a charka - !! If I knew they had charkas sitting around, I would have brought all my cotton. But that can also be found, I'm sure.
Shared my backstrap weaving projects with Kiang, of the super complex weaving above, who has seen such weaving because she went to an event in Santa Fe and got to meet weavers from South America.
So far I've learned at least one new thing and made at least one new friend a day. My mind may never settle, but that may be a good thing.
Here's where I am: Ock Pop Tok