It reminded me of many a history lesson spent with my knee up against the table, a safety pin stuck through the fabric of my jeans and colourful threads I knotted into friendship bracelets. Many years later, I still have a couple of the surviving ones. And about two years ago, Knitty featured the pattern for really cute cuffs which I knit with great pleasure.
(All of the above pictures taken in my craft room after 7pm. Isn't the light up there fabulous?)
Tomorrow I'll get beads and a mini loom and start a new craft hobby!