Staying Home Q&A

Karen from NothingButKnit has another great Q&A up on her sight. I thought I would share my answers here. I would love to hear your answers too, so answer in the comments or let me know if you’ve posted on your blog or commented on Karen’s blog.

  • How are you filling your time at home? Are you cleaning out your closets? Crafting? Maybe trying out new recipes?
  • Have you discovered anything worth watching? My local cable company is offering up free channels, is yours? Have you trying anything you’d like to recommend?
  • Have you found a silver lining to this whole stay at home thing?
  • Have you found a blog post that’s been particularly inspiring to you? Please share. It doesn’t have to be coronavirus related, inspirational is the only requirement.

I’m filling my time at home with baking. I’m not cleaning. I’m not reading. I’m not knitting. The only time I feel normal is when I’m baking, so I’ve been doing it a lot.

I haven’t discovered anything worth watching. All I have been watching is PBS NewsHour and knitting podcasts.

I think the silver lining has been watching baking fill my instagram feed with friends trying new techniques. It has also given me time to get better at sourdough baking.

Marilyn at Yarn, Books & Roses has been writing great stuff about staying sane. She also knits some pretty great stuff, including cat replicas.

Let’s Chat

I had such a fun time chatting with you on Skype last weekend I want to do it again. Please join me this Saturday at 7 PM CST for a Skype knit night. I will also have a Skype morning chat on 4/5 at 10 AM CST. I hope you can join me and my spazzy awkwardness.

If you want to join just send me your Skype ID so I can add you to the call (unless you are Kirsten, I’m just going to add her). If you don’t have Skype, no problem, just send me your email address on Ravelry or Instagram and I’ll e mail you the link once I start the meeting.

WIP Wednesday

For me, pandemic knitting is all about stockinette. It is all I can handle right now. Sadly, I have little interest in knitting it right now. I tried to cast on a Hitchhiker, but failed after four attempts. It’s not a difficult pattern. I’m an experienced knitter. I can’t explain it.

So here I am, working through Throughstone. I’m not a fan of bottom up sweaters, but all I can handle is the knit stitch, so I should be good with the sweater for a bit.

Tasty Tuesday

I’ve been baking a lot. I deal with stress by feeding my family carbs. I am limiting myself to baking one item a day, because it could easily get out of hand if I don’t.

I thought you might enjoy seeing what I’ve been baking. Until we’re back to normal and socializing face to face I will be sharing what I baked the past week every Tuesday.

Sock it to me Monday: Sock Yarn Blanket Edition

One of the good things about staying home is that my brain only has the capacity for mindless knitting. Instead of being annoyed at how boring an applied i-cord edging is to knit, I’ve been happy for the simple distraction. I finally finished my second Knitted Patchwork Recipe blanket.

I love making these blankets. It is a bit of calm added to my day, every day. I hope you are able to find some peace in your days.