Many of us are experiencing some variety of being stuck inside.
I’ve heard that it’s critical to keep things as “normal” as possible – and this includes doing the non-necessary things too.
Here are a few ideas for ways that you can work your crafting into a lockdown – and even move things forward a bit!
- Knit/Crochet (duh)
Make sure you don’t ignore your favorite hobbies
- Look at projects
Even taking the time to go through your WIPs can be a good thing.
- Learn a new technique
Read about things in books that you have or try things online! (we have a bunch here as well!)
- Pick out a project from your pattern stash
You probably have lots of patterns already – pick one out and go.
- Organize your stash
If you’re anything like me, you find lots of “interesting” ways to store your new yarn.
- Organize your tools
Just like your stash, if you have lots of tools, this could be a great way to “find” things you already have.
- Sew together an almost-FO
You might love actually making the fabric and then, avoid the sewing part.
- Stuff an almost-FO
Same thing as sewing up an FO applies here too!
- Teach your kid(s) a craft (knitting/crochet)
This is a double whammy! It keeps both you and your kids busy.
- Block an FO
If you’ve been procrastinating blocking, now’s the time to actually get that done so you can use it!
- Launder older FOs
Have a pile of things that need to be laundered? It’ll feel great to get that done, and bonus – you might even be able to use it again!
- Participate in a virtual meet-up
Just because you’re in your home, doesn’t mean that you can’t band together with others! This is CRITICAL – make sure you get to interact with people!
Keep Busy and Keep Active
There are so many things that you can do. Don’t be annoyed by this (or, don’t JUST be annoyed). Take advantage of this time and make it more enjoyable.