So perhaps I should rename this blog earthchick … does stuff (and some of it is knitting). Knitting is still happening, of course, but spring always means I want to sew more, and with my 365 project on flickr I have fallen even more in love with my camera, and I also had a brief and intense encounter with vampires (yes, I realized I am the last 30something woman you know to read the Twilight series). Basically, it turns out that I’ve been throwing myself passionately into a whole lot of things besides knitting. And now, I have become completely obsessed with something that is totally unrelated to arts, crafts, or vampires.
Hooping! Like many other flickrites, I got interested in hooping because of gleek. I watched her hoop-related posts on her flickr stream for two months, enchanted my her hooping videos and inspired by her enthusiasm. Others started getting hoops too, and the next thing I know, I had to have one too.
So I got a hoop for Mother’s Day, and, much to my surprise, I was able to pick it up and start hooping right away. It seems like a natural augment to my yoga practice and my weight-lifting regimen. And I can’t seem to stop! I feel like I could do it for hours and hours, but I don’t have that kind of time. So I’ve been doing 20 minutes here, 30 minutes there, and then giving myself 5-minute hooping rewards for doing housework. (yeah, I know, kind of sad that I have to have an incentive to keep a clean house)
Poison Apple hoop from Hoopnotica.com (44″ hoop, weighing 2 lbs – if you want to hoop, you really need a hoop made for adults, not a child’s hoop). I got the Hoopnotica basic DVD too. So far I’ve only watched the waist hooping part. I hoop to the right but can hoop to the left a little. I can do a little hip hooping as well as walking around and spinning. It’s addictive, y’all!
I’m learning some other new skills right now too (read: more obsessions). I’ll be blogging about them soon. Back to hooping now.