I now have three plastic bins filled with yarn and a basketful of yarn in my bedroom. Robyn, the owner of my favorite yarn store, and I have become even better friends. When my son bought me a gift certificate for her store for a Christmas present (perfect gift), Robyn told him that she loved me.
I'm not here to talk about addictions this year, but hobbies. Knitting and now crocheting are two hobbies I thoroughly enjoy. I gain so much satisfaction producing a beautiful and useful item with my hands.
Hobbies are therapeutic and beneficial. They can
- help us relax
- take our mind off our problems
- enable us to make new friends
- teach us new skills
- keep us physically fit (depending on the hobby, baking might be a problem hobby)
- develop us into more interesting people as we learn new things
- give us something to look forward to
- possibly stave off dementia
- provide endless fun and entertainment.
For me, buying yarn, knitting, and crocheting are not addictions, they are hobbies . . . and therapy.
Can you add anything to the list? What are your hobbies?