Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Crochet vs. Puzzles vs. ???

I need a hobby.

Last night, I watched "As Time Goes By", my favorite British comedy, and the main guy, Lionel, was bored, so he bought a model ship to put together. It occurred to me that I should be bored - I don't really do anything most evenings, except go for a walk, cook, read, and watch TV. Nothing very stimulating. Of course, there are evenings that I hang out with friends or family - these are exceptions to the non-stimulating comment, of course. However, I'm talking about the evenings I don't spend time with other people, which is 4-5 evenings a week.

So, what hobby would be good for me? Mind you, winter is fast approaching, and I certainly don't want to start something that is going to require my nose to freeze and fall off - that will probably be accomplished by the walking. And, as I'm in money-saving mode, it shouldn't cost a lot.

I've narrowed it down to the following:

Crossword puzzles
Jigsaw puzzles
Crocheting scarves (for Christmas presents???)
Drawing (I wouldn't be very good, but who would see it?)
Building an elaborate dominos course

I had thought of writing, but I've learned that when I get home from work, I really don't want to spend much time on the computer. AND, writing short stories/novels/poetry with pen and paper = too time-consuming. Hmm. I guess that's the point, though, isn't it? Maybe writing will go back on the list. Maybe.

Any ideas???


Cardine said...

I like the writing one a lot. And the art one. Maybe you could do pottery. And the crocheting one.

And by the way, I think one of your hobbies is cooking.

Framed said...

I was on a Sudoku kick for a while. But I mostly did it in the bathroom and spent way too much time in there. If you come up for Thanksgiving, I'll give you some of my jigsaw puzzles. They're great to do while watching TV. And crocheting scarves or afghans is very relaxing for me. But it is expensive. I just bought yarn for two more scarves. Yikes.

Alyson said...

I think you should take up digital scrapbooking, but since I know that will never happen (and it would entail spending more time on the computer), I vote for the elaborate dominoes course. One stipulation though, you have to invite me to come watch you push over the first domino. :)

Cassie said...

I like to bombard myself with hobbies and see what sticks. Nothing usually does (: I've just gotten into crossword puzzles and that is pretty fun. I need to do something that I can do while watching t.v. most times.

Booklogged said...

Your grandpa Rasmussen used to do cryptograms. I'll bet you'd like those. I think you can buy books with them in.

Click HERE for another perfect suggestion. Maybe not - it might take a few more quarters than you're able to spend.

tearese said...

of your choices, I would pick the crocheting, because then you feel like you are accomplishing something and you have a goal in mind.
I need a hobby too! I did my last post (the one with the story) because I thought it would be a good way to practice art stuff with a end goal in sight. And I was bored.

James & Melissa's Family said...

I was also on the Sudoku craze last year, and still like to do them when I have time. Crocheting scarves is a good idea, with Christmas coming up. I was never really good at crocheting, so good luck. And puzzles are always fun.

Anonymous said...

What are hobbies?! I just don't seem to have enough time for them these days... sigh...

I think reading, walking and cooking are good hobbies. Maybe one of your hobbies could be to cook something and invite people over to eat it. I would come and eat your cooking if I lived closer. :)

It's funny to hear someone ask for hobby ideas... I feel like there are so many things I'd like to spend my time doing, but don't have time for. Maybe if you became "too busy" for a little while, your hobbies would suddenly emerge into existence, because you'd finally know what you'd rather spend your time doing! Then, I would suggest becoming "un-busy" to do those fun things. I seem to forget to do that part.