Hobby, Life, NaBloPoMo

I Need a Hobby

Last year my social feed was filled with friends with extra time on their hands, who took up a hobby.

I was not one of those folks.

However, now that life is resuming and calendars are filling up and I have very little time for myself, I have decided that I need to find myself a nice little hobby.

My new hobby needs to fit the following criteria:

  • I need to be able to do this hobby at home
  • This hobby cannot require any additional time out of my day
  • Hobby must be relatively easy and inexpensive

Based on this list, I introduce my future hobby: knitting.

While I’m not yet ready to join official Stitch & Bitch groups (as much as I want to, I just love the name!), I can confidently say that knitting:

  • is something I can do at home
  • is something I can do while I’m doing something else (ie: watching TV at night)
  • may take time to learn, but once I get the hang of it might be therapeutic

For my very first knitting project, I think I will order a scarf-making kit from Stitch & Story:

I’m excited about this project! A long time ago I started knitting with one of my friends, but I never kept it up. but I’m ready to start again and actually produce something! First, a scarf! Then, a knit banana hat!

Plus, I just read Sutton Foster’s memoir, Hooked, which – you guessed it! – is about knitting!

Hopefully, I finish this knitting project before next November so I can share it on the blog!

3 thoughts on “I Need a Hobby”

  1. I took up knitting 5 years ago and it was the best decision I ever made!! I have made the best friends that I’ve met through knitting. Indeed it is satisfying to feel like you aren’t “wasting” time when watching TV, sitting in a waiting room, etc. Wishing you tons of fun.

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  2. Knitting is a great hobby and can be done while you’re sitting and watching tv, or waiting for something. It is very therapeutic once you get the hang of it. It takes a little bit, but once it clicks – it is a great way to spend time. I hope you enjoy it.

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