This week we have a beginning tutorial for knitters!
Also, because so many of you love amigurumi, here's an amigurumi tutorial.
Of course, you all know I HAVE to listen to an audiobook while I'm working on a project, and right now I'm trying to work on a lighter sweater to wear before it gets too warm. This week I'm recommending Angie Thomas's prequel to The Hate U Give, Concrete Rose, available on Sora!
International phenomenon Angie Thomas revisits Garden Heights seventeen years before the events of The Hate U Give in this searing and poignant exploration of Black boyhood and manhood.
If there’s one thing seventeen-year-old Maverick Carter knows, it’s that a real man takes care of his family. As the son of a former gang legend, Mav does that the only way he knows how: dealing for the King Lords. With this money he can help his mom, who works two jobs while his dad’s in prison.
Life’s not perfect, but with a fly girlfriend and a cousin who always has his back, Mav’s got everything under control.
Until, that is, Maverick finds out he’s a father.
Suddenly he has a baby, Seven, who depends on him for everything. But it’s not so easy to sling dope, finish school, and raise a child. So when he’s offered the chance to go straight, he takes it. In a world where he’s expected to amount to nothing, maybe Mav can prove he’s different.
When King Lord blood runs through your veins, though, you can't just walk away. Loyalty, revenge, and responsibility threaten to tear Mav apart, especially after the brutal murder of a loved one. He’ll have to figure out for himself what it really means to be a man.
First off, here's an awesome tutorial on how to crochet a super cute bumblebee:
Not sure how to crochet yet? This is a really good tutorial for a beginner:
And of course, when I'm crocheting, I like to have something to listen to. I don't really like to watch anything, because I tend to make mistakes when I take my eyes off my work, so I get really into audiobooks when I'm working on a project. My recommendation is the action-packed Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard: The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan. You can check out this audiobook, alongside all of Rick Riordan's other books, using the Sora app on your phone or by logging in on your computer for free!
Magnus Chase has always been a troubled kid. Since his mother's mysterious death, he's lived alone on the streets of Boston, surviving by his wits, keeping one step ahead of the police and the truant officers.
One day, he's tracked down by an uncle he barely knows—a man his mother claimed was dangerous. Uncle Randolph tells him an impossible secret: Magnus is the son of a Norse god.
The Viking myths are true. The gods of Asgard are preparing for war. Trolls, giants and worse monsters are stirring for doomsday. To prevent Ragnarok, Magnus must search the Nine Worlds for a weapon that has been lost for thousands of years.
When an attack by fire giants forces him to choose between his own safety and the lives of hundreds of innocents, Magnus makes a fatal decision.
Sometimes, the only way to start a new life is to die . . .