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It's been about a week since I started (I had to wait a while for my crochet hooks and yarn to arrive from Amazon), and I'm loving it. It's very soothing and satisfying. In fact, I've done it so much that my shoulder hurts and I'm having to spend less time crocheting.
It took me many aborted tries to get the hang of it (see above), and even when I thought I'd gotten it, I'd realize I hadn't (see below).
But I got confident enough to try making a baby blanket, which so far is going pretty well (*fingers crossed*), and a gray scarf.
I haven't tried anything complicated, but if this quarantine goes on long enough, my goal is learn how to crochet a sweater.
The best part about crocheting is that I'm having fun learning how to do something new. That's been a huge boon to my sanity during this time, and I would strongly encourage anyone feeling off-kilter to find something new to focus on. It could be anything - computer programming, cheese-making, or like me, crocheting or knitting, or a million other things.
Just make sure it's something that fits your new lifestyle. Crocheting works for me because it's easy to pick up and put down, so I can deal with frequent interruptions. It also doesn't require a tremendous amount of concentration. If I lived alone, I'd have different considerations, but crocheting works for me right now. Seeing my crochet basket makes me so happy!
Have you started something new during the quarantine?