I really don't know how I ended up being attracted to domestic activities. I almost want to find a hobbie to rebel against my domesticity.
n pl -ties
1. home life
2. devotion to or familiarity with home life
3. (usually plural) a domestic duty, matter, or condition
Maybe it's time to plan a trip to a place that lacks familiarity with home life.
In the meantime, let me just give in and write about knitting.
Prior to taking a class at Workshop Studio and Boutique a couple of years ago, I was able to knit a basic scarf (not particularly well, mind you). Here are some the more basic patterns I've completed:
Since then, I've also taken on a few challenges (entrelac, colour work, button holes)
Probably the biggest challenge to date was taking on a Victorian lace design for my wedding shawl. It is always astonishing to me when I see people knitting lace shawls quickly and easily (like Wendy Knits). The shawl I knitted nearly killed me -- seriously, I was up until 4am finishing it the night of my wedding).
My most recent project was much less intense. This time, I learned my lesson -- when making baby clothes, make something that will fit the baby in a year. This time, I learned how to make pockets and pick up stitches for the collar.
It fits! With room to grow.
Update: No - this is not my baby. It's R's cousin's baby.