I’ve got that December feeling where the days seem so long (and you’re ready to go to bed at 8:30 because it’s been dark for hours) but then you realize that Christmas is in two weeks and some change and you’re turning 39 in under a month and there’s still so much left TO DO, both for the holiday and your life!

So let’s distract ourselves from the unstoppable march of time with the internet:

1. There’s an Anni Albers exhibit at the Tate Modern in London, which would be amazing to see.

2. Also in “weaving” and “escapism,” this BBC feature on the last velvet merchant of Venice is worth the click.

“The company still uses the same ancient looms that Luigi Bevilacqua salvaged from the city’s abandoned silk guild decades after Napoleon conquered Venice and closed its mills in 1806.”