New Yarn

What might this yarn become? Ponder, my pretties, ponder…

Michele from Knitsane tagged me for the seven things about me meme. In the spirit of the Freakonomics column, I am going to list seven other possible hobbies I have contemplated adding to my life, besides knitting.

1. Violin playing I played the violin for a long time, yet manage to remain tone- and rhythm-challenged. But I enjoyed playing in an orchestra, even if I played during the rests. (Yes, I suck.)

2. Dancing. “You didn’t have the feet. I didn’t have the heart.” I didn’t have the feet. I wanted to be a ballerina, but after a couple of years of training at the ballet school I was told I didn’t have enough turnout. I make up for it by watching every cheesy dance movie ever, including Center Stage. Everyone who has ever seen this movie quotes that line.

3. Civil War Fanaticism. Sometimes I feel a slight tinge of the Civil War fever, especially last year, when I was doing a lot of Lincoln research at work. Pros: Never run out of things to obsess about. Cons: Fears of becoming the only non-Southern, asian, female reenactor. (Also. Might have to play a slave.)

4. Coin-operated machines. I love coin-operated machines. All of them. Old ones. New ones. Even those that dispense the weird sandwiches. I think that my love of coin-operated machines is actually a subset of a greater love…

5. Cheesy vacation destinations. Corn palace, when will I ever get to visit thee?

6. Printing. I took an intaglio class in college and it was awesome. Cons: Lack of printing press at home. Pros: I could qualify to join the counterfeiting department at the CIA! (wait, maybe that’s a con. I’m not sure.)
Pro or con? You decide: I would have to say, “Hey, want to see my etchings?”
Adam actually has a letterpress at his apartment, so perhaps if I just invest in some acid and metal plates, this could become a reality. Or maybe buy a Gocco printer.

7. Gun shooting. At a range. Not just randomly. This one I keep meaning to do, but haven’t gotten around to, yet. Not hunting, I don’t think. But I’ve never been on a hunt, so I can’t really tell if I’m lured by the hunt or not.

I am not going to tag 7 people, but I am going to tag Sarah. She’s not a knitting blog, but she is my friend, and also the giver of the gift certificate that bought that lovely yarn above, and thus, is my victim for this meme.

Posted in Uncategorized at June 7th, 2007.