I used to - in the height of my imagined elegance and very real ignorance - look down disdainfully on Crafters. I thought they were just the epitome of podunk-dom. I wondered how it was that these people couldn't find better things to do with their time when there were starving children in Etheopia, for pete's sake. Of course, as I contrasted my own young, naieve life which hadn't yet unfolded in any real way to theirs as I misjudged them, I felt stupendously superior. Ah. The fall from those dizzying heights of the arrogant early twenties.
Now if geekiness is defined by one's involvement in 'the Crafts,' <insert English accent here> I'm one of the very biggest. I make cakes for fun, I create cards and gift tags for joy, I scrapbook to document our fleeting lives together, I design bulletin boards at my children's schools for their teachers, I make somewhat unattractive chocolates, I'm a newbie knitter, and I'm very, very open to pursuing a whole lot more. I plan to look into making jewelry and to pursuing felting. I love being a geek; there's so much freedom there.