How to have hobbies and toddlers
May 28, 2014 9:06 AM Subscribe
I used to read. And knit. And screenprint, paint, draw, sew, and garden. Now I have a 1 year old and a 3 year old, and a full-time job. I am looking for suggestions of hobbies I can do at home when I am with they boys that are easily put down and picked back up, and can also be completed with somewhat divided attention.
posted by deadcrow to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (16 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I would like to create tangible objects, but would also be interested in other suggestions. I’m mostly interested in things that I can do independently of the kids, but wouldn’t turn down some family suggestions as well. Cost is definitely a factor as well, though I do have a lot of supplies around.
Things I’ve thought of:
Knitting dish towels: A pretty good fit, but both my boys are drummers, so my needles will be quite attractive to them. I will definitely try this in the next few days.
Crochet: A little more compact and easier to put down and pick up than knitting, but I’ve tried to learn and I haven’t been able to get it right. Is it worth it for me to devote some time to learning to crochet?