WASHINGTON – Michelle Obama is weaving and thinking about retiring from public life.

The wife of former US President Barack Obama says in a report with People magazine that she took knitting needles as a hobby during the coronavirus pandemic. And she was hooked.

“Knitting is endless,” he said. “You don’t dominate it because when you make the scarf, the blanket comes. And once the blanket is knitted, there are the hats, the stockings, ”he added.

Her current project is a crew neck sweater for her husband.

“I’m figuring out how to do the sleeves and the collar,” he said. “I could go on talking about tissue!” He warned.

The former first lady recounts how the pandemic helped the couple regain “lost moments” with Malia, 22, and Sasha, 19, who returned home from college to be quarantined with their parents in family homes in Washington. and Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts.

Mrs. Obama also talks about the “mild depression” she suffered during quarantines and after George Floyd’s death at the hands of the Minneapolis police, along with the abandonment of high-impact exercises and what she wants to do during retirement. .

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The woman whose developed biceps and exercise routines went viral when she was first lady said she improved her swimming in her forties “because I’m finding out in my old age that the high-impact things I did don’t work.” Michelle Obama is 57 years old.

Now that Malia and Sasha are independent young adults, Mrs. Obama says she enjoys their conversations, “which are more between peers than mother and daughter.”

“I have told my daughters that I am already thinking about retirement,” he said. He added that he is choosing his projects and looking forward to the summer. Your new infant feeding program“Waffles + Mochi” debuts Tuesday on Netflix, and the Obama Presidential Center is under construction in Chicago.

“Barack and I don’t want to go through the winter again,” he said. “We are building the foundation for others to continue the work and we can retire and be together, and Barack can spend a lot of time golf and I can laugh at him because he spends too much time playing golf because he has nothing else to do,” he concluded.

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