I crochet, and have for about 25 years (in my early 30s now)... rarely afghans, because I don't have the patience for a large project, but I make purses and baby clothes and stuffed animals and hats. Lots and lots of hats. I vaguely know how to knit, and I sew a lot even though I suck at it. Getting better though. Small things, baby things, purse linings.
And I can do lots of home improvement things - laid a subfloor once, replaced a kitchen faucet. Fun times!