Branching Out

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.

About notewords

Guitarist, Music teacher, Writer
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13 Responses to Branching Out

  1. foguth says:

    Love the scarf! Too bad that your grocery stores don’t deliver, as ours do.

  2. Your new lace scarf is beautiful! Check out Boo Knits on Ravelry – she designs lovely lace shawls that you might like 🙂

  3. joey says:

    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.

    • notewords says:

      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…

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