Knitting through the coronavirus

Inside voices: crafting through the coronavirus

There a joke going around: knitters shouldn’t be afraid of quarantine. We’ve been training for this.


Letterboard with quote: wherever you go, there you are.
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?

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