I arrived at Ft Polk this summer and am a little bummed about the lack of good crafting as well! I knit, crochet, sew, and recently got into making jewelry about a year ago...but it's a little hard to drive to Alexandria or anywhere in a crunch if you need supplies...and WalMart ain't cutting it!! I'm also 40 and I'm recently retired from the Air Force, hubby is still active Army for a couple more years. First time not working and staying home with the kids (6yr old in 1st grade and 4 yr old)...so I now have a little more time to relax and enjoy some of my hobbies in the wee hours of the night. I would love to meet up and craft sometime! I also have found a couple of my neighbors here on post in Dogwood also sew, crochet, etc....so we could potentially get a little group together and inspire each other (or console) either way, it would be nice to have a craft buddy!