Sock it to me Monday on a Tuesday

Is it definitely Tuesday? I’m having some trouble with days at the moment.┬áThat’s probably why I haven’t got much sock progress to show (it’s nothing to do with playing a lot of Zelda, obviously).

The second heel has been turned on the boyfriend’s socks and I’m now whizzing through the foot section.

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The pattern is mirrored from the other sock so I can’t quite coast along already knowing what I’m doing, but I’ve got the gist of it. I’m hoping these will be FOs pretty soon.

As for the shortie sock, I’m STILL undecided so it hasn’t had a single stitch added yet. I just don’t know.

In other news, my recruitment agency has found me a job to start tomorrow. Good news is it’s working from home. Bad news is it’s temporary.

I want to be happy that I’ve got something, but my brain is telling me the rest of my life will be jumping from temp job to temp job, never being secure, always the new girl, renting forever because I’m a bad bet for a mortgage. Isn’t anxiety fun.

I’ve got a video call with them this afternoon and they’ll give me more details, so hopefully that will help ease some of my worry.

Hannah

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I’m a stress buyer

I’m really trying not to add to stash mountain, but I can’t not spend money on crafty stuff when I’m this anxious.

So instead I’ve been looking at some shiny new accessories. First up I wanted a proper project bag, and I spotted this one on Jibbyroo Sews:

Which came in the prettiest packaging with a proper nice teabag and a free stitch marker.

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I deeeefinitely recommend the Etsy shop if you’re looking for some pretties.

Then I went on a search for some stitch markers, and geezo are there a lot to choose from! It turned out to be an easy peasy choice though, as soon as I saw a set of afternoon tea markers from KoPo UK:

I can’t believe how teeny and perfect they are – just look at that little crumpet! And the sugar cube feels like a real sugar cube! Also on the recommend list for sure.

There were so many pretty things in both shops it’s very likely I’ll be visiting again next payday.

Hannah

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Amigurumi as therapy

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.

Hannah

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