Lockdown continues. We have gone down to level 4, but it feels much the same as level 5 to me. But people seem to be bothering less and less. I try to go to the supermarket no more than twice a week, and as early as I can to avoid the crowds. There always seems to be a group of friends who haven’t seen each other for years and stand around in a group, blocking the doorway and – as often as not – pulling their masks down so they can have a good chat. And people stand too close. I’ve got to the stage where I just stick out an arm and say ‘social distancing, please.’ But I’m over 60 and have two vulnerable people to take care of so I have reason to be antsy. I could make a sign saying ‘$%#@ off’…
I love lace, pretty much in any shape or form. Eventually took the leap and knitted myself a lace scarf!
Swearing abounded, but it’s not too bad, even if I says it as shouldn’t. 😉 I might have had lifelines every second row in the beginning, but I learned a lot!
There are a lot of articles around saying that handwork is a great destresser. I generally do knitting or tatting for for an hour or so in the evenings, and it really helps me wind down.
The pattern is ‘Branching Out‘ by Susan Lawrence. It is available free on Ravelry. You do have to join, but there is no charge. The premium membership is not compulsory. They have the most amazing forums and a searchable pattern database that will have knitters and crocheters planning a bank robbery to fund their yarn purchases.
Love the scarf! Too bad that your grocery stores don’t deliver, as ours do.
Some do, just not in our area. Even a major city like Johannesburg isn’t completely covered. All I can get online is stuff like some tinned foods and non-perishables.
Our country has companies which will deliver foods to make meals for a few days or even the whole week. I can think of at least 10 of those that deliver to our area. We prefer to choose our own ingredients, so haven’t tried one, but have friends who work long hours and love the fact that they don’t need to go to the grocery store.
That would be a blessing… 😉
If someone is entrepreneurial, that might be a great business for them to get into. One newer business is called Grub Hub (https://www.grubhub.com/?utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=National+%7C+All+%7C+Brand&utm_term=grubhub&efkwid=4961869853&msclkid=e5cc00eb7b3c14fc7d735e51e550cd49&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=National%20%7C%20All%20%7C%20Brand&utm_term=grubhub&utm_content=GrubHub%20-%20HV&gclid=CKKx4qaxrukCFcQBgQodVq8LsA&gclsrc=ds) you call them and place your order for fast food/restaurant, they then pick up whatever you want and bring it to you.
Your new lace scarf is beautiful! Check out Boo Knits on Ravelry – she designs lovely lace shawls that you might like 🙂
I do follow Boo Knits. Her designs are awesome!
Thanks. I kind of surprised myself. 😉
I have tried lace knitting before, but this is the first thing I can actually WEAR!
Oh wow! You knitted lace! I can’t even fathom! Are your eyes okay? I’d be blind!
It’s a pity so many people neither use their brains nor their manners.
Um, it’s double knit on what my son calls my barbie needles. They’re bright pink. And 6.5 mm. I’m going to try the fine knitting. One day when I understand it a lot better…