I sew. Ask anyone! Look at my Etsy shops. That's what I do. I make things out of fabric. So, what is that big pile of baby soft crocheted granny squares doing in my craft room? Well, just as most people have comfort foods they reach for in stressful times, I have my comfort crafts and crocheting is one of them. Sometimes, I just want to do something with my hands without really thinking about it. That's when I reach for my crochet hook and soft baby yarn and just start making small granny squares.
I am not discounting the creativity that goes into the beautiful and intricate items that many crochet artisans produce. I have crocheted items that require a lot of concentration and thought. But, my little granny squares don't take a lot of brain power for me and the baby soft yarn is comforting and sweet to work with after a long day.
Over the past year, I have picked it up again several times and now I have quite a collection of squares in pastel colors. I plan to start piecing them together soon and donate them somewhere, where they can be of use, and provide comfort for some little one that may need it.
What do you like to do when life is a little rough? Is there a craft or artistic activity that helps you deal with stress?