With the exception of a brief flirtation with the idea of becoming an archaeologist, I have never wanted to be anything but a writer and an editor. (You can find my professional site here.)
But even the most hard-core book lover's eyes need an occasional break from the printed page (or computer screen), so I learned to knit. Now I have a colorful stash of yarn, an ever-toppling tower of rubber stamps for making cards, and a growing collection of scrapbook paper.
Can a sewing machine be far behind?