Hi Carissa! Great interview! Congratulations!Kisses from Portugal
Oh wow! Nice! You're so prolific with the refashions, I can hardly imagine how much knitting you must do, too - what would you say your time split is between refashions and knitting? (and/or any other craft)
Sewing has definitely taken over a lot more of my time in the last couple years due to my weight loss. Right now, I would say I average maybe 3-4 hours a week knitting and 6-8 hours sewing. It fluctuates though - more knitting in the winter, less in the summer, for instance. There was a time when I spent closer to 20-25 hours a week knitting (before I really got into sewing), but sadly I have a lot less free time in recent years what with all these "adult responsibilities." Also, a lot of my current knitting projects are for design submission/publication, so I can't really blog about them.As for other crafts, I go through fits of jewelry-making; I'll crochet something occasionally; I might do some painting once in a great while. But these are few and far between. I mostly stick to yarn and fabric.
Thanks for such a detailed answer. You have a lot of interests and talents. I'm so happy that you share some of it here.I can still remember when I had SO much free time, too. Before marriage, before kids and pets, before elderly parents ... even working full-time I still had time to read and do crafts then like I've never had since. Even if my responsibilities were fewer now, my eyes are aging, I have carpal tunnel in one hand, and I'm losing my manual dexterity for stuff like picking up pins ... I wish I had that time back. But that's life :)