Photo: Olivia Poolos
If you feel lazy and unproductive while watching endless movies or TV shows, I’ve got a solution for you. Crocheting! Learning to crochet is pretty easy with a couple of YouTube videos, and pretty soon you will find yourself able to multitask. Try crocheting while watching a Netflix show or talking to a friend over FaceTime, making you feel productive even while vegging out. Compared to knitting, crocheting is a faster and more versatile way to make blankets, hats or even clothing. During quarantine, I’ve crocheted a tank top (for summer) and expanded a huge, colorful blanket. I’ve found that the receptive motion of stitching is almost meditative.
Shows I Have Been Watching: “Chef’s Table,” “Cheer,” “Tiger King”
What I Have Done for Exercise: Running! Trying for a solo half-marathon in a couple weeks
What I Have Done to Maintain Sanity: Lots of Zoom and Netflix Party. Texting and FaceTime has increased too.