For me, “Comfort Cozies” was a natural reaction to the COVID-19 Pandemic. I have been crocheting and creating patterns for the better part of 10 years, but it wasn’t until the 2020 pandemic that I decided to learn sweater making. It began with four holiday sweaters for my family and then sprouted into a larger project for myself. Each sweater in the “Comfort Cozies” project takes one month to create by hand. For me this project is a physical representation of my perception of comfort and mental hygiene during the COVID-19 pandemic.