I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t craft. It’s a creative outlet for me that is relaxing – at least most of the time. Over the years I’ve tried cross-stitch, crewel embroidery, needlepoint, latch hooking, sewing, polymer clay, calligraphy, Swedish weaving, stamping, dry and heat embossing, and even a little bit of scrapbooking. I’ve also tried tatting but couldn’t get the hang of it. Years ago, a friend and I took adult education classes in cake decorating and pottery.
Of course, lately, my favorites are knitting and crocheting. Why? I think a big part of that is because most of those projects are highly portable. Going to Grandma’s for the weekend? Tuck some yarn, needles, and a hat pattern in the bag and you’re good!
Like my mother, I have a tough time just sitting and watching TV. If it’s a really good movie I haven’t seen before, that’s one thing. If it’s a movie or TV show that I’m not interested in – or I’ve seen a dozen times already, it doesn’t matter how good it is, I need something to do. I can sit on the couch, still be with my family but accomplish a project at the same time!
My latest endeavor is this hat and mittens.
I only started it on Saturday and I’m almost done (it’s been worked on in fits-and-starts over the last few days).