One of the things that’s come up in the past couple of weeks is a few snippets of conversations around crochet and granny squares. It’s gotten me all inspired to pull out the 80 or so tiny crochet squares that I’ve made over the years and finally look at piecing them together into a finished blanket.
As I excavated this old WIP from my attic, I thought to myself about all the times I’ve said (to myself) that I’m not really a crocheter. Or that I’m not good at crochet. Seeing all these squares laid out in front of me, I realize that that story is not true and that, in fact, I can crochet (if I want to). If I put my mind to it, I can learn it and I can do it.
Have you ever been in a similar headspace? Where you’ve given yourself a narrative that you’re not good at xyz, or that you couldn’t possibly learn xyz skill? I’m just here to encourage you that you can do and learn whatever you put your mind to.
IN THIS EPISODE
- what I’m wearing: Beekeeper Cardigan designed by Marie Greene of Olive Knits. I knit mine in SweetGeorgia BFL+Silk DK in Cayenne.
- what I’m knitting: Throwback Cardigan designed by Andrea Mowry of Drea Renee Knits. I’m knitting mine in SweetGeorgia Superwash Worsted in Trinket, Watershed, Sea Grass, Afternoon Nap colourways (colour set “Wonder Years”).
- what I’m crocheting: Summer Garden Granny Square designed by Lucy of Attic 24. Crocheted in SweetGeorgia Superwash DK in a variety of colours including: Orchid, Tourmaline, Cayenne, Ginger, Goldmine, Mist or Wisteria, Glacier, Pistachio and undyed. I am using a 4 mm (G) hook. Get Lucy’s amazingly detailed photo tutorial here.
- what I’m crocheting: One giant Granny Square blanket, crocheted in SweetGeorgia Superwash Worsted. In Afternoon Nap, Watershed, and Sea Grass so far, but I’m using scraps. Crocheted using a 5 mm (H) hook.
- what we’re talking about today: Boba Hat pattern designed by Athena Chang of Athena Makes in SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock in Silver + Trinket and Apple Pie + Bison.
- want to learn stranded colourwork knitting? We’ve got a course for that! Please check out Modern Colourwork Knitting on the School of SweetGeorgia for our workshop on learning how to knit stranded colourwork. The course is available to members with an All-Access membership.
- Bubble Tea from Pearl Castle Café via DoorDash (doing my part to support our local restaurants where I can). I was going to record a whole segment talking about the deeper meaning of bubble tea in my life, but honestly it’s way easier if you read this article here: The Rise (and Stall) of the Boba Generation: How bubble tea became far more than just a drink to young Asian Americans. In a time when we are all hunkered down at home, the symbol of bubble tea representing “home” has a brand new meaning of home as a place of comfort and belonging.