Cons of Crafting During a Pandemic
- No in-person sales opportunities
- Lockdowns decreased consignment sales
- Many trips to post office standing in long lines
- Shipping Armageddon lost/delayed packages
- STICHES was virtual
- Buying yarn online
The realist in me also wants to point out the negatives of crafting during a pandemic because it wasn't all unforeseen positives. There were definitely some serious downsides that also need to be remembered. The first was time. I know this was also listed as a positive but it also was a negative. For the first time, I had the time to do all the in-person events that I wanted since I was furloughed from my full-time gig. The only problem...all in-person events were cancelled. I found it hard to continue to create when my inventory kept growing without any way of knowing if in-person sales opportunities would ever come back. I just continued to knit with hope of better days.