30 April 2009

I love Crochet


I had the bestest surprise today when I went to pick the boys up from school... a lovely friend handed me a pressy (wrapped in shiny gold paper) and told me, "I thought of you when I saw this".

I couldn't wait to open up the gift... inside was the coolest thing... the book "I love crochet" by Rachel Henderson & Sarah Hazell. What a thoughtful gift (considering my current obsession/addiction).

This is such a great book, covering the basics of crochet plus 25 stylish projects to do - and all are relatively easy for newbies like me.

I like this from the inside cover... "Crochet has long suffered from associations with garish ponchos and prehistoric doilies, but finally a new generation of people are realising just how inspiring this age-old craft can be..."

I tried to convince hubby (by the way, if you love The Sound of Music, check out his post today here - the clip is awesome!) that the crochet 'guys tie' in the book would look very cool on him... but alas, he is still not convinced. I also showed him these pics of 'non Nana' girls getting together to crochet granny squares... I think he is coming around to the fact that I haven't quite lost the plot.

I love the book, and am already getting keen to make a few of the projects... thanks so much Jackie - you made my day!

Has anyone else heard of this book or read it??

5 comments:

  1. What a lovely gift to recieve!
    I think I'll be taking their advice and using my crochet hook to stir my tea.

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  2. I love crochet!!! I really do.

    I'm not familiar with that book but it looks great!!! Lucky you.

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  3. Cool!! crochet always reminded me of that glade ad where that nana makes bunny covers for her air freshners, awesome that ur giving it a new reputation :)

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  4. I bought an old retro how to crochet book from the oppy yesterday - must be in the "zone" - LOL!

    I love to crochet, I just can't follow a crochet pattern very well... All those funny symbols!

    Have fun with the book!

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  5. What a cool book and what a cool friend :)

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