State of the Marilyn Address: Spring 2020

What have I been up to?

I’ve been knitting. A. LOT. If you’re a friend on Ravelry, you’ve probably noticed my sweater knitting game has increased quite a bit. I’m averaging 1 sweater/garment a month since the beginning of the year. But now that the weather is turning nicer, I want to spend more time on my yard, gardening, etc. It also helps that Animal Crossing: New Horizons is basically like a yard work simulator. Pulling weeds there motivates me to pull actual weeds in my backyard. 

I’m one of the lucky ones. I didn’t lose my job, I’ve already been working from home the past 4 years, and my cat still loves me.

How am I coping?

Going at my own pace. Despite what may seem like lightning speed knitting, I’ve been trying to put zero pressure on myself to complete UFOs or attempt extreme knitting (hyper complex stitch patterns, trying to eek out a free pattern, or work with a material I’m not familiar with). 

I’m also taking the time to stretch. Yes, I’ve been a couch potato for quite a while now, but under normal circumstances I’d be taking 3-5 mile walks on the weekends with the nice weather. Since I’m not doing that, I am making an explicit effort to stretch and do squats on my own.

Routine:

  • leg stretches x3 against the spare bed
  • 15 push ups against the bed
  • 20 squats
  • 10 horse stance 3 second dips

What are my future plans?

 More knitting? Probably. ^.^

I’ve finished spinning some nice garnet dyed BFL into a fingering/sport weight 2 ply yarn. I have plenty of yardage for my own sweater. I’ve got some basic ideas already down on paper and am excited to start on it. But first. I need to finish my current WIP which is the babycocktails pattern Luxardo

 

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