As far as coping mechanisms go…

As far as coping mechanisms go, this seems fairly harmless.

I mean it’s not quite as productive as the stress cleaning and stress baking I usually do. But I think I got all that out of my system in the first few months of the current crisis.

But it seems the crisis is outlasting my messy corners and my need for baked goods, so now we move on to other techniques.

And well, these are soft and soothing and satisfying and somehow there’s always room for just one more.

The pattern is Hoard (rav, payhip). Right this second it has the instructions for making these with real acorn caps (which I maintain are unspeakably charming as well). In a few days (likely October 6, assuming nothing untoward happens between now and then), I’ll send out an update with the knit cap version (if you have questions, the answers are probably in the post from a few days ago).⁠⠀