I have really been trying to make this blog a COVID-19-free space, for my own sanity if nothing else.
But it’s overtaking everything I look at, every conversation I have. There seems to be no escaping the chatter, and that combined with living with an immunocompromised person who could be seriously affected by it has sent my anxiety skyrocketing.
So I did what I always do when I’m anxious (aside from hugging my favourite person); I got my crochet hook out.
To make a little COVID-19 virus.
It might seem counter-intuitive to spend time focusing on the thing that’s causing anxiety, but crochet is magic and I felt my shoulders relax as soon as I started.
Plus it’s hard to worry about something so cute.
The pattern is from Once Upon A Yarn, I used some Rico cotton from stash, and I filled it with pellets rather than stuffing so it also works as a stress ball.
I was going to put the usual “I know this doesn’t actually help anything so please don’t lecture me” bit, but you know what? Anxiety and stress have a negative effect on the immune system. By crocheting and lowering my anxiety I am doing something to help.
So I’m away to take some deep breaths and play with my yarn some more.
Stay safe, everyone.