Here in New York, I’m trying to socially distance myself, and not become a friendly disease vector with blond highlights. You’d think it would be easy: I’m single and work from home, and I’m a low-key introvert (don’t be shocked), so aren’t I used to it?
Not really! As soon as you tell yourself not to go out, that’s all you want to do! As soon as you tell yourself you can sit and knit all day with nobody bothering you, you don’t want to do that anymore, even though it’s your number 1 favorite thing to do.
There’s a Ram Dass quote going around, “We’re all walking each other home.” I think it’s meant to be comforting, but I have a sense where “home” is, and I’m not going quietly into that good night.
But I do love the concept of keeping each other company, in good times and bad, That’s the whole concept of Mason-Dixon Knitting, and Ann and I are going to try to be the best MDK we possibly can for you.
We’re thrilled that the beginning of March Mayhem 2020 coincides with this time of being enforced stay-at-home knitters. This year, we can all really look at the patterns, and transport ourselves for a little while into a world where all that matters is really great sweaters, shawls, accessories, and socks. There’s a lot of trouble, and a lot of anxiety, associated with staying at home for lots of us. Let’s try to lift our spirits.
Life is a rich banquet, and I would love it if people would use this topic in the Lounge as a place to share entertaining stuff that will help us all get through. I am talking about the heavy artillery of mood elevation: corgis and cats. Italians singing to each other from their balconies. All of it!
I’ll start things rolling with a shoutout to the other bracket that is still standing: March Mammal Madness.
This March, it’s knitting patterns, and animals that bear live young. Let’s go! Show us something fun!