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Old 11-10-2011, 05:46 PM   #51
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Plus one, for photography. Lots of gear, but my film equipment has started to gather dust. Enjoy traveling, especially roadtrips, but I wouldn't call it a hobby. It seems year-by-year, I play music more. Finding music to listen to has become a chore. I read a lot. I like to write, but I think I was better at it when younger. My current sport of choice is table tennis, but I have no interest in tournaments and ratings. I think I'll take up another new hobby, maybe something totally weird...
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Old 11-10-2011, 11:13 PM   #52
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I wanted some knit dish cloths and set out to figure out how to make them, (yes I'm a guy). I watched a YouTube video and bought a crochet hook and some yarn. My first couple attempts turned out more like triangles, and I had the wrong yarn. Now I have gotten the hang of it and have made 3 successfully. Now I just need to start counting stitches, so I can make them all the same size, lol.

I'm the type of person that can figure out how to do just about anything and I'm determined to become good at it.
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Old 11-10-2011, 11:17 PM   #53
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I wanted some knit dish cloths and set out to figure out how to make them, (yes I'm a guy). I watched a YouTube video and bought a crochet hook and some yarn. My first couple attempts turned out more like triangles, and I had the wrong yarn. Now I have gotten the hang of it and have made 3 successfully. Now I just need to start counting stitches, so I can make them all the same size, lol.

I'm the type of person that can figure out how to do just about anything and I'm determined to become good at it.
Crochet dishcloths are the best! I don't make my own, but get them from MIL and friends.
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Old 11-11-2011, 04:50 AM   #54
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I have been crocheting since I was about 12 y.o. So I tend to do it fast and find it difficult to slow down to teach someone how to do it.
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Old 11-11-2011, 05:26 AM   #55
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I've looked at some kits for this in catalogs and have been tempted (I have a cool, dry, dark cellar). I've done some foraging, but wouldn't trust myself without an experienced guide. As one of those friends says, "There are bold mushroomers, and there are old mushroomers, but there are no bold, old mushroomers!"
Well for one, it's a misconception that mushrooms grow in the dark. They use light cycles to trigger fruiting. Many species use a 12/12 lighting cycle for the duration of fruiting. Two, you would be spending a whole lot of money you didn't have to if you bought a ready-to-go kit but I guess they are a little more fool-proof and don't send you off running to 10 different places to get 15 different things. The important thing is your sterile technique and pasteurization process. Mycology is one of the hobbies that the more you put into it, the more you get out of it.

I've also wanted to start breeding exotic frogs and selling them at shows around the country. There is serious money in it, like you can sell a sexed, mating pair of poison dart frogs for $3k+.
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Old 11-11-2011, 07:07 AM   #56
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how does one sex a poison dart frog?


very carefully...
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Old 11-11-2011, 12:35 PM   #57
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Charlie, that is just beautiful! You're very skilled.
Neah, not really, this was my first big wood working/cabinet making project. For could not do it again. But thank you.
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