For today’s Lockdown Flashback, let’s turn to this post with the lovely title: In which our heroine travels to Rowan Yarn Headquarters and has a breakdown. The post is from January 2015 and tells the tale of my trip to Yorkshire for an appointment at Rowan Yarns:
Why did I have an appointment at Rowan? Why did I have a breakdown? More importantly, did I get a goodie bag? You will have to read the post to find out. Revisiting this post made me smile. I hope it makes you smile too.
For those of you currently in lockdown or self-isolating, how are you holding up? Does knitting help? Keep safe everyone!!
I don’t recall how I tripped across this post in 2015 (I think I’d just learned of Rowan yarns) but it was the first post of yours that I read and I’ve been a loyal fan ever since! 😀
Hi Arlene! I think that’s really neat! Thanks for sharing.
Made me smile too…
What an adventure!
It seems a long time ago now. But it was fun.
The Rowan visit part of the trip sounds like a lot of fun – the car problems part not so much. But you got a goodie bag out of it!
I’m still driving that car. I bought it used 14 years ago. So I will forgive it its little wobbles.
Heavens, that is quite the adventure! And knitting kept you occupied, so glad you had it and the lovely goodie bag! I am sure that you got top marks on that paper!
Glad to read the breakdown was the car, and not you! A Rowan bag of goodies, what a treat. To answer your question, yes, knitting does help during the lockdown, but I don’t have a lot of time to knit. My work is pretty much the same, but now I have the extra task of helping my son do his homework (this is difficult) and usual chores like shopping for food take more time. But yesterday I blocked the two fronts of a cardigan for my husband, and it felt really good.
What also helps is not listening to the news every day, we just look at the main titles and we’re set. I keep calm and knit on!