Yes, they are! The preparation is tedious, but once you get used to it, the motions are quite simple. [ amused~ ] Knitting is a wholly different discipline, but it is indeed ideal for smaller and more intricate projects.
[ Just locking a few more screws and adjusting a few more nobs and -- ] I think we are ready. Watch for a bit at first...
[ Pardon the mun fail, but see Sasha here going about WEAVING, driving the shuttle to and fro, and bringing the press down to lock the threads into place. ]