Tag is exactly scarf
03/15/2020The image is of a scarf I’m knitting, where each morning I knit two rows for one year using yarn that matches the color of the sky. The project came from a book called “Knit the Sky, “ by Lea Redmond. At the time I started, March 16, no one knew that the Covid19 pandemic would cloister us away from everyone for what looks like could be a long time— by the time I finish, I’ll have something that marks the year— and gives structure to the start of each day. I’ve added clear beads and grey yarn to mark days it rained—and white yarn with “bobble stitches” when it snows! The grey and blue and white strands capture the days of the pandemic. *Date entry: "3/16/2020-03/15/2020"
2020-04-25My friend gave me the scarf patterned with roses and skulls About 15 years ago when I was 25 and lived in Chicago. Today I put it on thinking so much of her because we are both 40 now and I just read today that people our age are experiencing strokes after having mild or asymptomatic cases, and a scarf with skulls seems like an appropriate “mask”. I also put it on because I was about to take a walk around the block and masking up in Wisconsin, where I live, feels a little extreme because I often don’t encounter anyone else while walking, and if I do, I’m able to get well away from them. Still it’s nice to have a scarf at least something to dip my face and when I feel vulnerable. Even if I know it doesn’t really work scientifically it helps to have a gesture