Thank heavens for the Arne and Carlos quarantine knitting Mystery KAL and daily podcast. The podcasts are upbeat and funny and sweet. There is an enormous warm Facebook group with people from all over the world knitting, crocheting, embroidering, and otherwise working the patterns and uplifting each other. And the daily mystery squares are pure happiness. They make it feel like the days are not just passing but being lived and acknowledged, even honored, in some way. I cannot recommend the whole thing highly enough. The patterns and participation are all free, a gift from Arne and Carlos.
The squares at the top of the post are from Week 1. Here’s Week 2 so far.
Here are a few other things that are helping me through these days.
- Sir Patrick Stewart reading a Shakespeare sonnet a day
- Yo-Yo Ma and his #SongsOfComfort
- These people:
Huge love going out to you all, my friends!