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I'm a lover of vintage times and simple elegance of another era. I'm waiting a while for my special little farmhouse. While I'm waiting, I'm making good use of my time creating lovlies with my crochet hook n thread or yarn, and baking and cooking from scratch for my family.

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Take your needle my child and
work at your pattern it will come out a
rose by and by. Life is like
stitch at a time taken patiently.

~Oliver Wendell Holmes 1867~

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Saturday, December 6, 2014

Crochet Christmas Gift, it's not what you think.

What's doing?  I'm having my mornin cuppa, and took the opportunity to wrap some gifts. My youngest son & husband are camping with the Scouts this weekend.Waltzing the washing machine, and enjoying some time for me self :)

The other day I went to our library here in town and as I always do perused the Crochet books, it seems for a while they seemed to have nothing new but I found a gem, this might be a good Christmas Gift for someone, a new Crocheter, or someone like me who has been crocheting for years but still have to have so much to learn. It is a small sized craft basket or purse book, just right, but it is comprehensive.  I'm not being endorsed for writing about this, just passing along good  useful information for that special hook mover or aspiring one.  I told a co worker about this book, and she said it is what she has been looking for. I've seen her crochet and it looks painful, she is trying to knit with her hook, but insists she can't undo the learning.  I tried to give her a few pointers, but if you are a visual this would be the perfect book. I think this will help her.

Calamity-Free Crochet
Troubleshooting tips and advice for the Savvy Needlecrafter.
by Catherine Hirst

Here is a picture of the cover of the book


Patricia @ Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I first got a taste of crocheting from my husband's Granny. She was only in my life a short while before passing... but I will forever be grateful to her for showing me the 'single crochet' stitch...I think every younger girl learns to chain at some point.
But after she showed me that, and I made my first oddly shaped pot holder, I was hooked!
The rest of my techniques...including how to read a pattern, I learned from a book! WAY BEFORE YOU TUBE!
I think a book would make a lovely gift. :)

janice15 said...

I crochet as you know but I'm far from knowing, would love to see this book. I'm wondering if the Library here carries it.. Hum On my to do list.. I hope all is well nice to visit as always..happy holidays with love Janice

Vikki Hooks said...

You know everything I have learned to do on the hook either came from watching the the "old" ladies in my family or reading the pics in a pattern, and through frogging. Now I am the "old" lady in my family..I don't frog as much as I used to, but I still look at the pics, and I am still learning new things..I think a book is a wonderful idea for anyone..Hope you have a wonderful week.