Look at this beautiful uke. JUST LOOK AT IT.
And then BEHOLD THIS THING:
(Sorry Twitter/FB folks; I’m reusing photos because it is midnight and I am lazy.)
I think I may have too many hobbies.
Remember how last week I said I’d learned to marble paper? Well, this week things are at eleven, or rather I have not only completed most of my first embroidery project (shown above), but I also learned to play the ukelele (also shown above). This sounds very impressive except that the embroidery is totally lopsided and I can only play a few chords on the uke (and not very well), and that I took piano for 14 years as a child/adolescent. But the ukelele! I get that whole playing-until-your-fingers-bleed thing now. And also, I hate metallic thread.
Anyway. If you look at all the new things I’ve done this year so far, it is thus:
Kathak, ukelele, paper marbling, brick stitch, lace shawl. And this year is only one month long! Screw you, 2010. 2011 totally kicks your ass.