When I first came to the crochet circle in our school, I was awestruck: all the girls worked with charted patterns. Symbol charts looked like an alien alphabet, with all those sticks and dots and crosses. But that was only in the beginning.
Millions of people around the world choose crocheting or knitting to keep busy and sane during the quarantine. Playing with yarns, combining colors, staying focused on stitch count and pattern helps us disconnect from all that's happening around.
As a freelancer living in a quiet rural neighborhood, working from home and being isolated most of the time, I don't feel much change. Except
I've been a full-time crafter for almost seven years, trying to contain two of my biggest passions - knitting/crocheting and sewing - in one place.
Yaarnen is a tiny lighthouse somewhere up north near the shores of Scandinavia. Run by a solo female keeper, it’s full of light, painted white, and jam-packed with yarn.