At this point, I do not need another hobby to occupy my time. As it is, I'm trying to keep up with my knitting and find some time to learn how to crochet. My sewing has fallen away. I find this unfortunate, but not surprising. I'm not sure why the days seem shorter in NYC, but they do.
I won't admit to enjoying sewing as much as I enjoy knitting, but I do enjoy the ability to make things which I wouldn't normally find in a store (or if I did find them, they would cost the earth). Via Twitter yesterday, I noticed that the fine peeps over at Purl SoHo have released a new sewing book. "Ho hum," I said. "Who needs a sewing book?" I do, apparently, because I want to make everything in it!
(Photo snagged from Purl Soho's website, but saved to my own server.)
Heather Ross has written Weekend Sewing. I have no idea if the projects in the book can actually be accomplished in a weekend. In my experience a three-hour skirt usually takes the better part of two days for me to complete. No matter.
I'm just linking to the post in The Purl Bee about this fantastic book.
It's all I can do to restrain myself from clicking over to Amazon (okay, I did add it to my Wish List) then signing out on a "site visit" in the Garment District for the rest of the afternoon. It's very, very tempting. At this point, the last thing that I need is yet another project.