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Repurposing Space for my Hand Knits

So, I was in quarantine for 14 days due to my recent travel to Virginia, respecting Governor Cuomo’s decree. When I went to the door to fetch my mail, a neighbor called out. She kindly asked how I was doing and if I was bored. I was in about the 6th day of stay-at-home orders. I said no, that I was independent. She acted surprised maybe wondering what I was doing. And, I wondered about her reaction thinking how different is 14 days of quarantine from anyone else’s life during the pandemic?

It seems like 2020 is a tale of two miseries, overwhelm and underwhelm. There are those people with children who face unspeakable, unreasonable, and impossible choices for themselves and their children and those who find themselves at home with their entire life having just been pulled from under them. I am in the latter group. So, re-establishing a new plan at home that is purposeful, sustainable, and to some degree, enjoyable is the current goal to avoid boredom and bitterness that could easily sweep in.

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A Guide on Gauge

I am not sure if this post ought to be called A Guide on Gauge or Gauge Guiding.  In either case, I have become a huge fan of knitting up gauges!   To the uninformed, the process of taking time to work up a gauge might seem like an unnecessary and/or optional step in working up a hand knit.

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