Hobbies -- Reading (many genres), knitting, and crocheting. I also dabble in sewing (both clothing and household goods), costuming, and patternmaking. I make very little in the way of costumes for myself, but have created costumes for amateur plays, steampunk LARPs and various convention hall costumes.
My avatar the a color-processed center of a square shawl which I test knit for the designer, MMario. I did it in a fairly heavy yarn and my niece uses it as a cuddle blanket.