You may be asking yourself: “What’s with all this crochet talk? Wendy doesn’t crochet.” Well, I happen to have recently received a couple of very nice crochet books for review.
I have in my possession a review copy of Crochet At Play by Kat Goldin.
Originally published in the U.K. this past April, it was just released in the U.S. in October.
The book is a collection of crochet projects for kids and I think it is one of the cutest and most creative collections I’ve seen in a long time. You can check out the projects on Ravelry, here.
The patterns are divided into categories:
- Head and Shoulders
- Fingers, Knees, and Toes
- Whole Self
- The Play Room
One of the things that struck me about the designs in this books is that they were things that I thought would really appeal to little ones, not just to their parents. I showed the book to a colleague who is the mother of a little boy and she agreed with me. The designs are cute and whimsical and fun.
How about a mermaid bunting?
Or a pair of hedgehog mitts?
Or a fox stole?
Or a wolf hoodie?
I could go on and on.
The patterns are written in a nice range of sizes and the instructions look clear and complete. (Disclaimer: I am not a crocheter, so am not the best person to judge the instructions.) The yarns used are ones that are widely available and for each pattern alternate yarns are suggested. There is a lot of good general information in the “getting started” section of the book, and there are illustrated how-tos for various stitches used in the patterns.
So . . . who would like my review copy?
To be entered in the drawing to receive my copy of Crochet At Play by Kat Goldin, leave a comment on this blog post by noon Eastern Time on Wednesday, November 13, 2013. The Random Number Generator will select a winner at random.
Work in Progress
Yes, here is yet another photo of the Celtic Cabled Cape with incremental progress. I have stopped taking this to work as it is way too large for commuter knitting so knitting time on it is even less. Still, I have high hopes for finishing it this weekend.
This weekend is my annual knitting retreat to the Blue Ridge Mountains with some friends, so there will be two days of concentrated knitting put in on it. We’ll see how I do.
It can be difficult for me to make a lot of progress at home because a certain little furry somebody likes to jump up and plop himself down in the middle of my knitting. I have to be fast — when I see him coming I have to move the knitting out of the way quickly. Otherwise Tank Boy burrows in and does his best to be unmovable.
Fun Fact About Loki:
He has no interest in catnip. He’s high on life!