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Missing Lockdown

Missing LockdownIt may sound strange, but I am actually missing lockdown. Obviously the reason for having it is not a good one, and it’s good to be able to go out when I want to, but I really enjoyed being at home.

We have been at Level 2 for two and a half weeks now and I have been back at work for two. Being back at work has seriously cut into my crafting and baking time. I have also realised that I have managed to get a week behind myself.  Fortunately we have a long weekend this weekend so I am hoping to make up a bit of ground.

I have made some progress on the top I am making for myself. The photo above doesn’t show the richness of the colours but you can get an idea of how it is knitting up. For some reason the colours in first hank pooled a bit to give a few patches, but the second one has just has a few random stripy bits. There is so much going on with the yarn that I am leaning towards just making it a plain longline vest.

Missing LockdownThe vest has been put aside at the moment though. I thought I had two weeks before my daughter’s birthday, but have realised that tomorrow is actually the 1st of June so I only have one! My initial plan of making a brioche hat for her was canned after the third attempt failed. I will get back to brioche when I have more time.

Last year I made a cowl for my son’s partner. There was just over half the 200g hank left after I finished it so I am now knitting a different pattern with it for my daughter. It is lovely wool to knit with and I am loving the pattern, “Hideaway Cowl” by Noriko Ho, which I found on Ravelry last year. Hopefully it will continue to knit up quickly.

11 thoughts on “Missing Lockdown”

  1. Your top is looking fun, I actually like the pooling on the bottom, stripes on the top look. I am glad you remembered you were only a week away and have time to finish the cowl for her.

    1. Thanks 🙂 I wasn’t sure if I should say that as I know I am lucky to have the opportunity to work, but I hoped people would realise that I meant it in a light-hearted kind of way. I would love to have more time at home though. 🙂

      1. I absolutely get it! I also feel very fortunate that I have my job and that I have work to do. But still, it doesn’t hurt to joke about our crafting time 🙂

  2. I love the colours in your top. Do you have an option to work from home a few days a week going forward. My husband is going to do that once they are allowed back in the office.

  3. I love the colours in your top. Do you have an option to work from home a few days a week going forward. My husband is going to do that once they are allowed back in the office.

    1. Thank you. 🙂 No, I can’t work from home as I do relieving work in early childhood centres. I’m glad your husband can get to work from home. I know a lot of companies here are changing the way they do things as they go back too.

  4. I would be lost without the alone time. Even though it’s a pain to get groceries it was interesting to see how resourceful & clever we have all become at getting what we need. I even got garden stones, a wheelbarrow & a huge garden bucket delivered.

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