Lockdown Flashback #1

With so many of us under lockdown due to the pandemic, or living under varying degrees of self-isolation, I thought that I would introduce a new feature.  I don’t know about you, but I am seeking out things to read that aren’t full of gloom and doom, and things to distract me from constantly refreshing the news.  These are anxious and very weird days and it is good to have some time in which to knit, and smile, and read un-complicated things.  I thought about producing more content, but, let’s face it, that would take time away from knitting, which I already know is good for managing anxiety.

So, I thought to make a little post – a lockdown flashback – every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, which contains a link to a previous post on this blog, with a little introduction.  I have over 450 posts to choose from, encompassing just under ten years of writing this blog.  I will continue to write a normal post every weekend, to keep you fully current on my adventures in knitting.  I will try this for a few weeks and see what you think.  If you enjoy it, I will keep it up for awhile.

I randomly looked at previous posts titles and found one called When you need a rainbow…knit one!  This seemed like a good place to start, as a rainbow sounds pretty nice right now.  I wrote this post in March 2017.  It shows off a new pair of mitts, knitted in rainbow colours and photographed against the bright and cheerful backgrounds of early spring in Henley-on-Thames.


Take care!

9 thoughts on “Lockdown Flashback #1

  1. Thanks so much for this – I may not have been following your blog when this post first appeared. I bought up a couple of sweaters’ worth of Rowan Fine Tweed when my LYS closed, about the time the yarn was discontinued. Between sweater leftovers and Jamieson & Smith leftovers I should be able to manage a pair of these mitts – not a rainbow, alas, but still colourful.

  2. Great idea, as I’ve only been reading your blog for a few months. I have stopped watching the news, they seem to do everything to create fear and panic, which is actually not great for our immune systems. So let us keep on knitting, follow the guidelines to stay healthy, and we’ll get through this.

  3. Excellent idea! I’m a relatively recent joinee and would enjoy seeing some of your earlier blogs. Stay safe fellow knitters!

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