The fact that today is Friday the thirteenth is not lost on me as COVID-19 spreads its way around our neighborhoods. This is the first time I can remember that there will be no March Madness…sigh. But, I get it and I am happy that the students were more important that the revenue. The list of other spectator things that have been put on hiatus as well…NBA, NHL, MLB, Broadway shows…heck, even The View is audiance-less!
So if you, like me, are home bound for the next number of days, what’s a body to do?
Ponder no more! Do I have the things for you!
Start off with some MDK March Mayhem! Why, there is even a print out! So if you, like me, will be missing those NCAA brackets… miss.no.more! 64 patterns should be good for a merry afternoon of pondering! Get going (and this year there are SOCKS!!) Why you might even find an item or two that seems like the perfect Quarantine Knit…so.just.cast.on!
Do you have a Netflix/Amazon Prime show that you have been aching for some time to just sit down and binge? Need some suggestions? I have them!
From Netflix: The Bodyguard has just one season, but it is riveting! The Chef’s Table has more than one season and it is just brilliant! Then there’s Criminal… UK, France, and Spain. Start with UK, because David Tennant…
Amazon Prime has oodles of binge-worthy things!
I would start with The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel because the costuming is DIVINE, and who doesn’t needs some laughs right now! If you missed Modern Love now is the perfect time to catch up… it is brilliantly done, and the ending is genius! And, for a second helping of David Tennant Good Omens is so much fun! And, don’t forget Harry Bosch and there are numerous seasons to keep you occupied!
Perhaps you can look at this time as A Little Respite and Michelle has some excellent suggestions to settle yourself.
Beatrice Perron Dahlen’s Heron Island has just been released to the public and it is on sale until Sunday! (no code necessary, discount taken when you purchase it!)
If you are in need of something Lopi…Álafoss has yarn on deep sale with cheap shipping rates right now!
Finally, lots of Knitwear designers are stepping up to help ease our quarantine blues but I especially loved Hinterm Stein’s Knit In Company idea (really, sign up for her newsletter!) She is a prolific designer with tons of things to stay home and knit!
That is all the enabling I have for today! Stay well and wash your hands! See you back here on Monday!
Photo by Terje Sollie from Pexels
I am ready for my quarantine – lots of knitting and reading! My son and his girlfriend will be here too. I hope the extreme measures flattens the curve quickly.
That. David Tennant show was good. I need to get my MDK play sheet for a bit of fun.
I feel like knitters are all ready for social distancing and staying at home! I thank you for the double dose of David Tennant. I’ve watched Good Omens, but it’s worth a re-watch and Criminal UK is now on my list. Hope you and yours stay healthy and happy, Kat!
Love the spirit of this, Kat!
(and thanks so much for linking to my little corner. xo)
I’m ready to stay at home (after I pay for my taxes to be filed and pick up some alcohol!!). Lord knows I’ve got plenty of yarn and other things to keep me occupied. Heron Island is beautiful and so tempting. Now I’m off to go look at the Mayhem brackets!! Wishing you a wonderful, safe & healthy weekend (and beyond).
I feel like with all the yarn and fiber I have on hand, all the books I want to read, and plenty of things to watch, I will have no problem staying home for as long as I need to. I’m just going to need to get creative to keep the kiddo entertained and focused on doing her school work.
i just started watching “The last tango in Halifax” and am really enjoying it. It you haven’t watch “The Crown” – I loved that too. Thanks for the suggestions!
I’ve got a bum thumb and am truly considering real amounts of motrin to knit all. day. long! 🙂 Thanks for all the inspiration Kat…I shall clink you ’round 5:30!
I loved how easy it was to cancel all the things. and SO glad I ordered yarn last week 🙂 I might even find more time to read/write blog posts … and comments!
Oh fun! I’d also add The Great British Baking Show and Cheer to your Netflix binge lists!!
I’m seeing this as an opportunity to work through the stack of books that I own but never prioritize because of my library visits! And I’m writing letters.
Stay safe and well!
School is cancelled here for two weeks so Dale will be home. As of now my library will still be open so I will be going to work but all of my meetings have either been cancelled or changed to conference calls. Great ideas for hibernating! As long as I have booze, yarn, and books I will be ok!
And don’t forget the chocolate. I think knitters and crocheters are always ready to hunker down and make the best of things. Thanks for the ideas.
There is so much to do at home, I don’t think I would ever get bored. There is so much to watch on Netflix and TV too. Thank you for the suggestions. I want to watch The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel it looks good. I hope this all ends soon!
Ah something else with David Tennant?! I loved him in Broadchurch. So far I haven’t been bored at home as there are plenty of hand crafts to be done, books to read, shows to watch, wine to drink and of course work. Telecommuting is saving me about 2 hours as I’m not driving, doing my hair/makeup, or trying to figure out what to wear. It’s not as much as some folks, but every little bit helps!