Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Wednesday Wishlist


  I can make a long list of all the techniques I've conquered as an advanced crocheter. But, recently I realized that there's a list of products that I haven't tried. So this week, I'll let you in on a secret I've been hiding...




Here are my picks of the week:



Crochet So Lovely by Kristen Omdahl:

Image from Interweavestore.com
  As a designer, I tend to write my own patterns before I buy a book for one. I often see something that grabs my interest, but I'll want to change the edging, or some stitches, or make it in thread instead of yarn. But Kristen Omdhal's new book, Crochet So Lovely has made my wishlist. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy to see the techniques she used to create these beautiful patterns.

  Visit the Interweave Store to check out pictures of other projects in this book, and I bet you'll want a copy, too... By the way, at the time I linked to it, the book was on sale.




Susan Bates Crystalites Crochet Hooks:


Image from redheart.com

  Okay, here's the big secret I'm ashamed of: I have never, ever used an inline head crochet hook. I learned with a tapered hook, and I have stayed with a tapered hook. Call me dedicated, or call me inexperienced, I'm not sure which. Most crochet teachers will tell you to learn with an inline head. I didn't have a teacher, or an inline head hook. I only had some books and my mom's/grandma's old tapered hooks.

  Anyways, it made me think that I should give it a try, just to be able to say I've done it. I'll probably go right back to my tapered hooks, though. But since I was looking into it, and I need a new set of larger hooks, and because these are a reasonable price that I can actually afford, I think I'm just gonna go ahead and get these. Yup, and then maybe review them, so you all can find out what my first time with an inline head hook was like.

  Also: "Ooooo, pretty colors!"

Happy Crocheting!

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