Today, I canceled my subscription to a kit of the month club I had joined. I just have too many things I want to do and not enough time to do them. Does anyone else have that problem? I have a stack of crochet and knit projects I want to do. I have stacks of books I want to read. Where does the time go?
I will tell myself that I should not get any more crochet projects until I finish the ones I already have piled up. Then an email from, say, Annie’s Catalog, will entice me to look, and I see something else I just can’t pass up. I’m not kidding when I say I have a pile of projects. I have a box overflowing with 2 gallon Ziploc bags. Each bag contains the yarn and instructions for a project. My daughters crochet, also. I may have to pass along some of these projects to them.
My aunt taught me how to crochet and knit a long time ago. I crocheted Christmas stockings for everyone in the family. I also knit several pairs of house slippers. I had a few turn out to be disasters. I think one pair I knit might have fit the Jolly Green Giant. My dad may have had large feet, but not that big. I also made a pink and white lacy cover for my bed from a crochet kit. My aunt helped me with that one. That cover is in my cedar chest waiting for the day when I don’t have cats any more and I can put it out somewhere on a guest bed.
There are many crafty people in my family. I have a doll one grandmother made many years ago. I also have an afghan my other grandmother crocheted for me which covered my bed in college. I have another doll made for me by my sister-in-law. I also have another doll made by another aunt. My mother didn’t knit or crochet but tried her hand at several different crafts. My dad liked working with wood.
Creating crafts can be a very satisfying hobby. As for gifts, I love handmade items. Both of my daughters have made me beautiful items which I cherish. My 11 year-old granddaughter made a wreath last Christmas which I displayed proudly with my other Christmas decorations.
I guess I shouldn’t mention the cross-stitch projects I have waiting in line to be completed. At least there aren’t as many of those.
Time to go pick up my crochet hook. What hobbies interest you?