Ups and downs of lockdown

Janet Birchmore

Janet's knitting projects
(J Birchmore)

Now nearing the beginning of October, it is incredible to be in a similar situation like we were in March!

Walking locally in good weather

Although there have been cancellations of various holidays and activities, there have been some positives. At the beginning of the lockdown, we were extremely lucky with the weather, which meant we could do walks around the village. I remember walking through the orchard in the recreation ground, and seeing buds beginning on the trees. It then seemed, in no time, that the trees were in full blossom which was beautiful and gradually the apples appeared. Time seemed to be rushing by!!

Broken ankle limits activities

Unfortunately life changed at the beginning of June when I slipped on the stairs and broke 2 bones in my ankle! It meant no walking (had to keep the weight off my foot) so I had to think of things to do. Fortunately, a friend had a number of jigsaws which kept me occupied and quiet!

Also I did find various sewing activities I could ‘do’ and maybe finish. One thing I did was a baby’s shawl. I had knitted the middle but no further so I adapted patterns and completed it, which I was very pleased with! Also I have knitted 2 baby cardigans and am in the process of knitting a blanket for a baby.

I also began an embroidery kit, which I’d been given for my birthday a few years ago and had never started. I finished it and put it in a frame and it is now hanging on the wall! In the back of it I have written a note stating that it had been done during Covid 19 in 2020!

I can’t say that our situation has been great but fortunately there have been positives and hopefully we will come through it in the end!

This page was added on 14/11/2020.

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