crafts · knitting

About hobbies…

After a very stressful weekend I would like to take the time to just relax… but alas I have another two days before my “weekend” (said because it doesn’t touch the actual weekend.)  But I did start some new projects!

This is the Blooming Cardigan from the cover of the current IK.  I’m making the 32″ size for a tiny bit of negative ease, since it will inevitibly stretch anyway.  The yarn is Beaverslide worsted, which I love.  It’s soft and yet rugged at the same time, if that makes any sense.  It’s a lovely yarn, and I think it was very economical, all things considered.

I did go to the LYS to get another size 0 addi, so now my Widdershins are on track!  I’m doing the plain stockinette version, since I figure that I have enough going on knitting my first toe up socks.  The yarn is striping in a pretty and subtle way.  I think I will call these my Valentines day socks!

Lately I’ve been thinking about my hobbies, and what they mean in my life.  If you asked many people what their hobbies were, they might say music… but since I do that for a living, it doesn’t count (and indeed, I find that I often want to escape that world in my downtime!)  I have my knitting and crochet, those are my primary hobbies, and I love them.  But sometimes you have to take breaks from those, or else they will start feeling like a job as well!  When that happens I turn to reading, something I have always loved.  Lately I have also become interested in the art of perfumery and have been trying to train my nose wearing all sorts of little samples, which are threatening to take over my entire vanity area, and working on making my very own perfumes.

I occasionally think about taking up other hobbies, but then I remember that I don’t have time for them.  Do any of you have surprising non-knitting hobbies, or are we a monogamous bunch?