First off, my new toy:
For instance, I didn't even begin removing the existing kitchen floor.
There's the sweater bench sans cushion. A little more sturdy than Version 1.0, but still needs a few minor touches to be acceptable. Luckily I have a still fairly new jig-saw which can help with the finishing touches to make the bench a bit sturdier.
Number one: uuuugly.
Number two: not fixed to the floor so they're rarely perfectly vertical.
Number three: you can't push the stools all the way under the counter.
Number four: they're where you want your knees to be when you sit at the counter.
I made aiglets (by which auto-correct assumed I meant "piglets"; now that would be a fine trick) for the first pair of shoelaces but they're black and don't look very nice, so I'm waiting on some clear shrink tubing for this next pair.
I confess that I paid minimal attention to the explanations of twist and direction for card weaving because it wasn't applicable to the shoelaces I made at camp, and when I came to thread up for another pair, another pattern, it took me a few minutes to figure out why it wasn't working. The first few inches are a lovely (no, I'm not being facetious: I do think it's quite charming) medley of patterns until I figured out what I liked and then it went quite fast.
I'm a couple of feet shy of finishing the next pair of shoelaces.
It's more fun than beaded kumihimo because I can see it happening before my eyes as I weave, rather than underneath the foam disk as I braid. If only they could make crystal-clear foam braiding disks the kumihimo would be a lot more fun but they don't so there you are.
Pity the card weaving is a little hard on the thumbs the way I do it (ambidextrously for speed and efficiency).