Hey, I'm Lydia.
Wikipedia says my name, which remains the best present ever given to me, is a name from the Bible. Biblical Lydia was apparently a woman of God, and sold purple clothing, which was considered rich and aristocratic in biblical times.
I am nothing like Bible Lydia. (Although I'm not sure about the purple clothes thing, that might happen one day!) I'm more like Lydia from the movie Beetlejuice. "My whole life is a dark room."
Crocheting is a passion of mine. I've recently begun to delve into designing my own crochet patterns. My tastes are a bit eclectic in crochet designs - I seem to be a style combination of boho and rocker myself, with a pinch of hippie thrown into the mix. I've honestly never really followed fashion, so this is kind of new to me. I'm currently trying to find my crochet niche, style wise. ☺
I love the sense of community I've gotten from fellow crocheters, and the well-being I feel while crocheting -- I read something about it mimicking the effects of meditation in a person's brain.
That's really cool to me -- my favorite hobby allows me to be creative and meditative at the same time.
My other hobbies include writing, baking, caring for my three dogs, video games, photography, listening to music, playing violin and guitar, and some needlework, when the mood strikes. Drooling over unattainable yarn is also a frequent occurrence! ☺