Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Crochet bug

Since I’ve started crocheting in the beginning of 2010 I've been infected by the crochet bug. I see so many fun projects around that I am usually very tempted to start… and yet not finish them. Here are some…

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Puff stitch

Puff stitch - Yarn over, insert hook into next stitch and pull up a loop, yarn over, insert hook into same stitch and pull up, do it three more times, yarn over and pull through all nine loops on hook.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Book review

I was dying to have it and finally I bought this book over at Book depository.
The thing I like the most is that they don’t charge any shipping costs. You just pay for the book and that’s it. Wonderful!
1) Spiral bound book, comfortable to glance trough.
2) Easy to read and use. Clear large colorful photos, large diagrams and well written instructions.
3) Creative and unusual. Lots and lots of new motifs here in all sorts of shapes: triangles, circles, hexagons, "weird" shapes... Well organized layout by shapes.
4) Nice introduction with hints for use.
5) The first half of the book is not dedicated to learning how to crochet but yes, there are charts and a few reminders, and even a glossary, but it's not overdone.
OK, not so many cons. I love this book.I wish there were photos of projects, completed ones. Yes, the book will inspire you, and there are a few pages with cutesy, colored ink drawings, but no actual photos of projects.

Anyway, if you're looking for a book that will inspire you, this one is a safe choice.
I hope you'll find this review useful if you consider buying it.