I agree with baast, what I am hoping that this hobby will do for me (after all the damn holiday gifts are done
) is to give me a stash of stuff that will cheer people up and perhaps help out.
I teach HS and I want to have booties to give my pregnant girls
I want to make hats for preemie babies
I want to make scarves quickly enough to always have an easy gift that is meaningful
I think I told the story on this thread of how many great conversations I have had with older women in craft stores, they are so happy to see younger women (and men!) take up these crafts. Face it, if we didn't do this stuff, it would die off. My mother speaks constantly of how she wishes my great grandmother had taught her tatting before her eyes went (Grandmother's, not mom's).
The things we make are heirlooms (ok, maybe not the phallus-es or vibrator cozies, but you have to have fun too!
) and should be enjoyed as such.
There. I just sounded like my mom except I said "damn" "phallus" and "vibrator".