Ahh finally, getting back to shooting videos!
Last week, was a tough week for me personally. A major allergy attack - which is new for me - kept me from getting in front of the camera. But, Sunday I finally felt well enough o shoot a video and it's a banger.
Finally, I'm doing the long awaited video: Knit Tea: English vs Continental Death Match!
Yes, I sat down and went through why I prefer English knitting over Continental. I hoping to have the video up by the end of the week!
Also, I got another craft and chill in the works. Here's a sneak peak of what I made.
Yarn isn't just for knitting!
I can't remember when I first heard about glitter jars. It was probably when I was a new Mom and was reading up on all the tips and tricks new Moms had to share. But, it wasn't until watching the show Esme and Roy with my daughter, who was entering her three-angers that decided it was time to make one. This is a super easy project and with endless possibilities in choosing color combinations, types of glitter, viscosity of water, etc. Find the Recipe and PDF here
After making my first jar I shot a quick video to show some friends online. And I immediately wanted to shoot a better video. .
After the shooting the video I got to thinking about all those craft videos that fast forward though a craft project. LOOK YOU CAN MAKE A CANDY GERANIUM, SO FAST SO EASY!
Anyone who has ever done a candy geranium knows it's not fast and it's not easy.
I've actually grown rather weary of those five minute, fast craft videos. Yes, they sell the project. But, they're useless in seeing how to actually do the project. And deceptive.
I wanted to make a video that slowed things down and allowed you to actually enjoy watching the process. That's the inspiration behind this video. Personally I really enjoy watching someone work their craft. So, this is going to be the first in a series where I work a craft and slow things down.
And honestly, make a meditation jar for your children and for yourself.
I've been under the weather the last two days. I woke up on Tuesday with a very upset stomach, exhaustion, and mild headache. I spent all day in bed wondering if I was experience allergies, a stomach bug, or Covid-19. My temperature remained in my normal range which is a good sign. But, out of an abundance of caution, locked myself away from hubby and daughter. Of course, if what I was/am experiencing was/is Covid-19 my family is already exposed. But, you know.
I won't hold you in suspense. I'm feeling much better this morning. I'm still fatigued but it's not as bad. My stomach has settled down. (Yay, not a stomach bug). I did wake up with congestion and sinus pressure. I took an allergy pill and the chest congestion has subsided although the sinus pressure remains. I still have no fever. I think it's allergies.
Like a good American, I took this unexpected time of solitude to be productive and move my blog off of Blogger and onto Weebly. (Finally I have the layout control I've always wanted!).
Knit Picks Suspends Shipping!
I received an email fromKnit Picks yesterday. Due to public health concerns, they are still accepting orders but are not shipping . They are offering 15% off orders today.
I've always had a good experience with Knit Picks, so I have no doubt they will fulfill orders when it is safe to do so.
I applaud Knit Picks making the decision to suspend shipping so their employees cans social distance. Although for obsessed knitters, yarn is an essential, it is not an essential business.
I worry about the small craft businesses surviving this pandemic. When this is over - and it will end - there will have to be a concerted effort to support these businesses and the local LYS.
It's not easy. It definitely takes a mental toll. Simple things like going to the grocery store now take on much greater significance. I actually insisted that I was the one going to Costco because I needed to get out of the house and have some alone time.
I do believe it's important in times like this to find joy, and crafting has always brought me joy. Like a good crafter I have a stash. It should, hopefully, last through this period in time.
This week's video is about cleaning and sanitizing your knitting tools. I focused on knitting needles, but the information I share can be applied to any surface made of similar materials.
Cleaning my knitting needles has never been something I thought a whole lot about, but it's good to know how to properly clean and disinfect any surface.
The information I share is what I have learned on the internets. And below are links to helpful resources I found.
Hang in there. This will end.
CDC: Prevening Covid-19 Spreading to Others: (read further down for information on washing clothing)
The Atlantic: Now is the Time to Overreact:
BBC: Covid-19: How Long Does Coronavirus Live on Surfaces:
Business Insider: Another article on how long Coronavirus survives on surfaces and how to disinfect
Consumer Reports: Cleaning Products that Destroy Coronavirus:
WebMd: The Most Effective Ways to Kill Coronavirus at Home
California Childcare Health Program: Handout on Cleaning & Disinfecting:
Newsweek: Can I catch Coronavirus From My Phone, Clothes, or Other Surfaces?
Knitter's Pride: Care and Maintenance of Knitting Needles
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