Idle hands are the devil's playground
November 16, 2012 12:24 PM Subscribe
Repetitive hobbies/crafts that use your hands that are NOT knitting/crocheting?
posted by dede to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (31 answers total) 23 users marked this as a favorite
I like to wind down on work nights by watching TV. But I can't just sit and watch it--I need to be doing something else on top of it. Lately it's been piling on even more screens to look at: I either slowly surf around on the internet on my laptop, semi-catch up on my RSS feeds, or I play mindless games on my iPhone (like solitaire).
I'd rather not be looking at 3 different screens at once, so I'm looking for something crafty to keep my hands/mind semi-busy while in front of a TV. The key thing I'm looking for is something I don't have to put 100% of my focus on to make progress. I realize knitting/crocheting is probably the perfect answer here, but I just have not been able to get into it for some reason. But it's perfect on paper: comfortingly repetitive, doesn't require deep concentration, you can do while sitting in one place all while being pretty neat and orderly about the whole activity...
Anyone have any alternatives I could look into?