I've been trolling about for a winter hobby that suits my attention span and resources. Looks like felting is it. I love the ease of tossing an old thrift store sweater into the wash and having it come out twice as dense and completely transformed. Six wool sweaters that cost a buck each and you have all the raw materials you need for a couch throw. It's definitely a mom with small children kind of enterprise. Having one of those days when all you can get done is laundry? Just do a load for yourself between the sheets and the towels. How's that for multi-tasking. I haven't progressed to the sewing part yet. It's not very small child compatible. But I'm thoroughly enjoying the ruinous washing and messy chopping part. I think my son is too.