What a year to forget. All I can say is that I have had the opportunity to do plenty of knitting and crocheting at home this year. I have ordered plenty of yarn online, primarily from Yarn Canada. There have been supply issues from manufacturers, however, so an order I put in April, from a company back east, didn’t arrive until November.

I haven’t been able to teach anyone, and that is frustrating, but I appreciate how safety is overriding everything else. Learning to knit or crochet can wait; or there are plenty of resources online, and I have been able to help a couple of people via email. I hope to be able to help people in person in 2021. I do miss my students.

We are lucky that we can continue with knitting and crocheting activities, as it is a solo activity. Although it is nice to share ideas and patterns with friends, we can still send photos of our projects to those who want to see them. Donating things is a bit trickier, but charities just have more protocols in place before receiving goods.

If there is an upside to all this, I can’t feel guilty for staying at home and knitting and crocheting!

Stay safe and keep on crafting.