We had an incident with our hot water heater back in January which has lead to a bit of a larger overhaul than anticipated. Right now we have multiple projects in multiple rooms but we are so close to having everything finished & I look forward to that time.
The clutter around my home while we do these renovations is something that really effects my mood. I never was a super tidy child, opting for organized chaos, but now I find that a cleaner home helps my mind relax. These little projects are also something I love for keeping my brain happy, too, so the balance is delicate.
We were working in the bathroom and I needed to grab some tools when I moved a couple things and uncovered a WIP that I had long neglected but often thought about, my Hatha featherweight cardigan. I originally intended to knit this cardigan for myself but my middle son decided it was his. I am proud to announce that he is much too big for it now and it is back to being mine. I win.
I only need to knit 1 sleeve and the front trim. I am already sucked into this project so hopefully it is finished before I know it.
How often do you go through you yarn stash and project piles and review what is going on?
I usually go through my WIP stash around the time of the new year. I figure it is a time to reflect back and decide what I want to bring forward with me into the next year and my projects should not be excluded. This year I pulled back shawls and hats and more. It is almost freeing to pull those strings back and reclaim them for another project that will better suit you.
I spent a bit of the day in the kitchen. Cooking and baking are therapeutic for me and it is interesting to think that all of these weird, ridiculous cooking skills I have collected like Pokemon over the years are coming to good use.
I am using this time with quarantines in effect to really spend the time to make every meal from scratch, something I nearly always do anyways, but now I am trying to go the extra mile. I am trying to not allow ANY food waste during this time, using everything I can, in every way. I know that what I have access to in markets is pretty poor but very luckily, I am experienced enough in the kitchen to make something out of nothing.
leftover corned beef hash became tonight's pot pie
How did you prep for quarantine?
What are some essentials you needed?
How are the stores where you live?
I, personally, realized that I was maybe prepared enough when I realized how much flour I had in the cabinet.
I might have enough for bread for 2 weeks.
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