Who would have ever thought a month ago we would be where we are now?!?! The Coronavirus and Covid-19 have changed the way we live for a while. I have joked that I have books, yarn, Netflix and wine so I am set, but this is no joke. I have been watching the world of yarn and LYS and it’s scary for these small businesses who often operate on a shoestring. Large shows across the country have closed. Many small businesses rely on these events to stay in business. All have made a huge investment in anticipation of yarn show sales. All LYS have invested in inventory in anticipation of spring and summer yarn needs. All LYS I am familiar with have made accommodation for customers be it curb side pick up, home delivery or call in sales. Pleases help them through this tough time.
I have made a couple of changes in the way I approach my knitting. I’m going to set aside fearless knitting for a while. I am going to focus on soothing. What I learned from 9-11 is my brain doesn’t always fire as quickly when I’m anxious. I am going to focus on the zen of knitting rather than the adrenaline. I am bringing out my favorite patterns to comfort me.
Remember Olgajazzy’s Issey scarf? I have made enough to fill the fingers of two hands. It is usually my travel knitting, I started this one when I went to Linda’s in the summer of 2018.
This is the yummy Scheeples Whirligig I’m using. I should be done today. Rather than being sad and bored, I am structuring my time. For me that structuring starts with a list. I pondered what I have wanted to do in the realm of yarn and knitting but didn’t think I had time. I have been wanting to organize the Stash Studio for some time now, probably a couple of years. Now I have the time. I have wanted to become The Closer again and finish things in my tubs. Now I have the time. I have wanted to get into my “In The Queue” knitting. Now I have the time. I have wanted to write more for Knitting: A Love Story. Now I have the time. What do you say!?!? Let’s make that list together and support each other at this difficult time. My posts probably will be shorter but more frequent. Let’s lift each other up.
This blog is dedicated to Mary Helen Growt my first knitting teacher and the woman who changed my life. The mission of Knitting: A Love Story is to preserve, share and promote the love of knitting.