This week the epidemic is at all of our doors, some of us are isolating some of us have no choice but to work, but when we get home, back to our safe space it would be nice to have some cozy comfort and something to distract us from the anxiety that leaving the house is bringing many of us.
I am lucky, I work from home to bring you joy, squishy yarn and often some comic relief - I hope. This week I will also be choosing to keep my son home from school, again I am lucky I have that choice I know many of you don't. If you are still braving the world every day or work on the front lines of health services and public services of any kind you have my support and gratitude.
This week I wanted to bring projects that are cozy, that maybe you can share with family members, and have an element of either mindless making or complete distraction you will have to immerse yourself in. There will be a good few patterns this week I think.
The first project is a real immersive one, its the Hemlock ring blanket by Jared flood who adapted a lace doily pattern for this blanket. Knit in bulky yarn with DPN and circular needle this blanket/doily is certainly a challenge for anyone but completely worth it.
you can add this pattern to your library here - https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/hemlock-ring-blanket
But the links take a little bit of clicking to find the actual pattern so I have got that link here for you too - http://theraineysisters.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/Hemlock%20Ring%20Pattern%20Aug%202008.pdf
our immersive crochet pattern is a study of planet earth by Michael Sellick of the crochet crowd, this one has a whole host of different stitches incorporated to keep you on your toes. the project calls for an Aran weight or 10 ply so it will work up fairly quickly.
you can add this one to your library or download it here -
If you're feeling a bit lonely during this time of isolation and social distancing may be crafting yourself or someone you love a friend would help lift your spirits. These cute crochet llamas are JUST adorable, the pattern is called Llama - No- Drama by Nancy Anderson.
You can add this pattern to your library here - https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/llama-no-drama
Lastly, why not knit your own kitty to keep you company? this adorable cat pattern is the parlor cat pattern by Sara Elizabeth Kellner, using only one skein of worsted weight yarn he's also a thrifty choice if you're running low on supplies.
download this pattern here - https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/the-parlor-cat
With those depleted supplies in mind and the somewhat uncertain times we are heading into currently please do sound off in-store by using the coupon code SAFENSOUND for 20% off your order, additionally, orders over 100 dollars will be receiving a free mystery skein of sock yarn to bolster your spirits with until the 25th of march, which is my sons 7th birthday.
There also was a Friday yarn waffle yesterday so if you have been casting around for something to watch in these indoor times here's 20 minutes of silliness for you to watch!
Thanks so much for reading this week and PLEASE do take care of yourself and also make sure to practice self-care.
much much love