It’s A Whole New World
It’s amazingly difficult to imagine what it will be like returning to real life. How will I interact with others? What will be considered an acceptable risk in this whole new world?
A Whole New World Until A Treatment or Vaccine
Yesterday, I was having a conversation with the coordinator for the Men’s Knitting Retreat in September. We trying to imagine what a men’s knitting retreat at Easton Mountain would look like.
The retreats are all about community. Yes, we are brought together by a common love of yarn and fiber. But the bonds that form between the guys is what really keeps most of us coming back year after year.
So, how would that work? Would limiting the number of guys attending affect us? Physically distancing? How about masks, hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes being used constantly? Should we ask guys to check their temperatures for the week or two before the retreat to see if they need to opt out of the event?
What impact would separating us have on our desire to be together?
I know there are lots of people dealing with the same types of questions about their own “new world.” And I’m realizing that it’s a lot of work coming up with the rules. Yes, there are some State guidelines and even some Federal ones. But no one is making it easy.
I’m about to put out a survey to the guys who have attended the East Coast Men’s Knitting Retreats to ask them what they require. Or their general feelings about being together. Yes, the North East Men’s Fall Knitting Retreat is still scheduled for September. Will it happen? What will it look like? Will it be awesome?
I’m looking forward to finding out.
Moving right along on my latest pair of toe-up socks.
Mostly so I didn’t have to carry around the contrasting yarn I used for the toes and heels, I finished the foot of the second sock. Now I’m back to finishing the ribbing on the first sock. This is always the slowest part for me.
I also finished spinning the singles for the yarn I’m spinning and I’m about to start plying.
Wish me luck…these fibers are beautiful.