In the chill and grey of winter, we’re looking at things that warm us up and make us happy. Today’s episode is all about the joy of crochet! First, Sara and Heather talk about the parts of crochet that bring them the most joy. From choosing colors and yarn to finishing a WIP to sharing the final photo on social media, there’s a lot of joy to be found in our hobby.
Next, Producer Sarah chats with Sara about the concept of “sparking joy” from author Marie Kondo’s book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up. Producer Sarah suggests the concept of going through your yarn stash and holding each ball of yarn and WIP to see whether those items spark a physical feeling of joy when you touch them. Then they talk about ways to increase the joy in your crocheting.
Finally, Heather sits down with Lisa Chayka of HELLOHappy, a crochet designer whose specialty is fun and happy crochet designs such as the Hanging Sloth Planter, Crossbody Fish Bag, and many others. Where does Lisa find inspiration? How did she start designing? What’s her most popular pattern of all time? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this interview.
Mentioned in This Episode:
Red Panda Planter
Crossbody Fish Bag
Flowering Cactus Scarf
Rabbit Mohair Cowl
Sloth Wall Hanging
Sloth Phone Pouch
Snuggle Puff Yarn
HelloHappy on Ravelry
HelloHappy on Etsy
HelloHappy on Instagram
0:00 The Opening with Heather and Sara
5:22 Producer Sarah and Sara chat about getting organized
15:15 Heather Interviews Lisa from HelloHappy