Sometimes it's hard to imagine that stars who shine so brightly on cinematic screens are people just like rest of us. We often think that their lives are so much more interesting and exciting than our own and that we have little or nothing in common with Hollywood crowd.
Well, it may surprise you to know that at least some of today's hottest stars enjoy perfectly normal leisure activities that we might acquaint more readily with something your grandmother enjoys doing.
I'm talking about crafts. More specifically, knitting and crocheting. These two activities are especially hot in recent years and Hollywood stars and other celebrities are certainly not immune to lure of a relaxing evening spent with a crochet hook or knitting needles and a skein of yarn or two.
Indeed, some stars seem to be particularly captivated -- some might even say addicted -- by these old-time traditional activities. Julia Roberts, for example, is now well-known as a knitting enthusiast who loves to knit sweaters and was once photographed knitting on set of a movie she was working on.
Other well-known knitters include Madonna, Sandra Bullock, Sarah Jessica Parker and Hilary Swank. Not to be left out, some well known celebrity men have decided that knitting is not just an activity for women. Tough-guy actor Russell Crowe and former NFL player Rosie Grier have made no secret of fact that they enjoy it as well.
And who didnít see TV footage of Martha Stewart and her now-famous "Coming Home" poncho that she was wearing during her trip home to Connecticut after completion of her sentence at Alderson Federal Prison in West Virginia?
The poncho was reportedly crocheted especially for Martha by one of her fellow inmates and after it appeared on TV, it seemed every knit and crochet addict in country had to have pattern. There was so much demand for pattern that it crashed server that hosts Lion Brandís web site soon after they posted a version of pattern there.