There a joke going around: knitters shouldn’t be afraid of quarantine. We’ve been training for this.
My big goal for this year was better work life balance. In 2019 it was far off I can’t even tell you. Out of the house at least 11 hours a day, then all I could do was cook or eat something, and try and spend time with J. I was taking radical steps to readjust – requesting work from home time, and then signing a contract with a new job – but perhaps I should have been careful what I wished for.
The ‘virus situation’ in Switzerland isn’t great. I think it’s fair to say the authorities were too slow to respond. Now we’re inside for the moment.
Me, I’ll be inside for a fortnight. I’ve gotten over a (slight) cough and (low) fever, but I’m going to hunker down.
It’s important to say here that we’re so, so lucky. We have a stash of food and toilet paper (don’t glare at me – I stocked up slowly throughout February and haven’t participated in any panic buying). Our little flat has enough space and good enough internet that we can work from home. We can work from home – both our jobs are online to some degree.
The joke has it right. We crafters have been practising for this. I’ve been finishing projects (I’ll show you some soon) and sorting through my stash to see what to cast on next. Maybe a hat?
I was happy to be a beta knitter for the new Woolly Wormhead Hat collection. The Perceptions Hats are all stranded colourwork (hello, my fave), and each has a beautiful crown. I mean – look at them! I choose Number Three, which turned out to be Hermes: “the Greek god of travel who bridged the […]
In the last six months, I’ve sewed a whole bunch of face masks. Most face masks fit well, but none were perfect. We picked up a couple of ready-made reusable face masks to try out, and J decided he preferred them. The pattern is easy as anything to make – easier than any other pattern […]