I've mentioned before that I love to crochet. I learned in a girl's group as a kid...probably around 10 or 11 years old. The women in the group showed us very basic stitches and I was so excited. My mom helped me learn how to correctly hold the yarn and hook and off I went...... I made potholders and pillows and shawls and .... The skill was especially handy when I was in my Little House on the Prairie stage. It felt like something Laura would do.
I love the process of crocheting...however....I need the project to grow quickly or I get "sidetracked". (as evidenced by the totes of partially finished projects and left over balls of yarn in my craft room) Every single time someone I know announces a pregnancy, I have grand ideas and plans for baby afgans....and I have
made a bunch. My new love, though, is the baby bunting:
A cozy little cocoon of crocheted goodness....all the love of a blanket with a much faster progression. I've used patterns. I've made my own. It is a sack...in the very brass tacks of construction and one can use any number of stitches to create said sack. Enter: my next new favorite thing.
To say that I love this book would be a gross misrepresentation. I LOVE THIS BOOK. I checked it out at the library, somewhat half-heartedly as I have something similar tucked away somewhere in my crafting storage. Then....I fell DEEPLY in love. I love the stitches, I love the way the book is set up, I love the diagrams.....I LOVE THIS BOOK so much that I renewed it several times and then just broke down and bought it.
And I have not once, regretted this purchase!!! Excuse me....I need to go swoon!