Did I write a week? Well, apparently…

…I meant a month or so later, but here I am again. Adjusting. At least, trying to adjust to a situation that I really wish had never come up. I’m sure you’re all with me on this. Covid-19 has taken us all by surprise if not by terror. I am not going to bombard you with comforting phrases about how much time we now have as knitters to finish projects and enjoy knitting as much as we can. I know I can’t enjoy my knitting in times like this, because I cannot ignore the reason why I have all that time in my hands.

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Nevertheless, I can find comfort and release all the stress created by this situation by doing lots of “mindless knitting” (this means stockinette stitch for me, as you may have guessed). This is the kind of knitting that keeps your hands busy and your mind free from stressful thoughts. It is also the best knitting project for a homeschool mom (just like me) because it really doesn’t matter how many times I get interrupted. So, knitwise, things are pretty organized.

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Lifewise, we are all coping with our part of the puzzle: my husband has been working from home (thankfully), homeschooling seems to work fine for my son and, as far as we know, we are all healthy and this is the most important thing right now.

Early strict lockdown measures seem to have given results in our little country; we stay at home and only go out to the supermarket or the pharmacy or for a lonely walk. Hopefully we’ll get out of this situation with as few victims as possible. Needless to say, this is my wish for the whole planet.

My heart and thoughts go out to you, wherever you are, I hope you do the wise thing and stay safe. If you are looking for something to knit these days, I am offering 1 pattern of mine for free during 3 days every week. I post about on Instagram and Facebook, so you get to know when the offer is on and which pattern it is. I hope you keep your spirits up and “knit with confidence and hope through all crises” as EZ said.

See you soon!

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