Who’s got a hobby? (AKA obsession) Let’s assume everyone reading this has one hobby. READING!!
I’m not talking about that one. We can agree on the fact it’s probably the best one. 😉
So do you have one? What is it? How long have you been doing it? Please share.
Okay, let’s talk about my new one. Some time ago (last year) there was a discussion with Princess One about my need of a hobby. I had all this ‘spare’ time that was going to waste and I’ll be honest, wasting my brain. I’ve always had such a full life with four kids, various jobs, a hubby who travels for work (a lot!), a huge house to keep clean….and then I’m here, living in Singapore with an empty nest. I went from washing one to two loads a day to two loads a week.
Now you’d think I’d make use of that time for new words and you’d be right, I thought the same but it didn’t happen that way. So here I am living in my tower with so much free time and nothing to fill it with. Princess One (pregnant with Gbaby Indigo) decided seeing how I was a Gma I should knit. My mother-in-law got onboard with that and gave me a pattern and yarn for Christmas to make Gbaby Finn a cardigan.
I have to admit I took one look at that pattern and panicked. I haven’t knitted in over 20 years! So armed with the yarn and pattern and google and youtube I set out to attempt my first project. Thanks to google and youtube I’ve discovered I’m not half bad at it. See for yourself –
Not bad, right? And if I could do it once I could do it again, right?
To say I was pleased with myself is an understatement. You could say I’ve become a little obsessed. But only a little. See?
I also made a scarf and beanie but the beanie didn’t turn out as well as I’d hoped and I forgot to take pix of those and they both in Oz with Princess&thePea.
So in three months I completed two kids cardigans, two kids jumpers and a scarf & beanie set. Not bad if I do say so myself. 😛 I’ve decided I’m going to crochet next. I used to do that too, back in the ‘old days’. In fact I’m pretty sure I’ve got a couple of dolls blankets in storage with the girls dolls. Anyway, I’ve got a few things in the works and some yarn on the way for some projects I can’t wait to get started on. 😀
So, do you have a hobby? What is it?