Gen Zers embrace their ‘grandma era’ with knitting and herbal tea

The Covid-19 lockdowns have completely changed the lifestyles of young people. They got used to spending time alone and doing quieter activities.

And even as life returns to normal, trends for things like knitting and watching old movies persist. It’s what netizens call their “grandmother era,” as young people embrace the life of a grandmother, practicing hobbies often associated with older generations.

It all started with the “coastal grandmother”, the style of dress inspired by that of chic grandmothers on vacation. Since then, grannies and their lifestyles continue to be all the rage among young people.

Many TikTokers share their evenings spent crocheting alone in front of a romantic movie with a glass of wine, saying they don’t want any contact with the outside world.

Here, we are far from the clichés of a young generation addicted to their telephone. What is new is that they dare to talk about these hobbies and no one blames them for having chosen this way of life.

Thus, “the era of the grandmother” is becoming widespread. No more hiding from being introverted, because this quieter life is making waves on social media.

There is no hashtag to make the buzz, but the term used on TikTok and Twitter accompanied by personal anecdotes. Take @lululoveslaban, who wrote: “Back in my grandma days. Love being home early, showering, in bed with a good tea and a good book before 9pm. Love it here.”

From crocheting and sewing to needlepoint, solo nights and vacations, here are some of Gen Z’s new favorite summer activities. This trend could be related to the fact that some young people do not feel comfortable in society since the pandemic.

A investigation conducted last March for the British media The face revealed that almost 67% of 14-23 year olds said they sometimes miss life in lockdown.

So forget the nightclubs, drunken parties and over-the-top summers, youngsters are now turning to crochet tutorials and enjoying their own company.

Gone is the cliché of old people spending the evening knitting in an armchair with a cat on their lap. Today, it’s all the rage among many Gen Zers. – AFP Relaxnews