More and more I'm becoming interested in rugs and rug weaving. Mind you, I haven't done any and it could possibly be the most tedious thing in the world, but I'm also working on a theory that male weavers are more apt to be rug weavers. Some one suggest that it's because of the physicality required to beat a heavy rug, but I think it's by elimination. I see lots of bloggers knitting up beautiful delicate lace shawls...something that as a man, I can't get away with wearing (well, in most locations). There also seems to be a bias with yardage for making clothing (again many men aren't taught to sew). And while some men would feel uncomfortable making a brightly colored scarf to wear, they are fine with a brightly colored rug in a wild pattern. it's just a thought, but so far a lot of the male weavers I know or know of tend toward this form... obviously there are exceptions.
For myself, I'd really like to do a navajo rug, though I'm probably better off starting with something like a samitum or maybe even a rya rug that can be done on a horizontal loom.
We'll see where this falls in the list of projects for the year!!