Whipup Review & Book Project Roundup
Just a quick note to let you know that Crochet Adorned was reviewed on Whipup today– and they’re also giving away a copy! Reading the post made me smile inside, I’m so glad that the book is finally out in the world and people are enjoying it.
Today I sat down with one of the knitters at the shop and showed her how to crochet some sweet little flowers for the fuzzy angora baby socks she’d just knit. I modified one of the flower patterns from the Garden Party Cardigan on the cover (to make it more wee) and off she went! She got both flowers finished and still had time to go buy her lunch (she was on her lunch break)– so there’s proof that crocheting can be an instant gratification type of craft. And it’s really fun to add the little touches, whether to a knit, crocheted, sewn, thrifted or purchased item. I’ll try to take a picture of the socks if I get a chance!
And another book related “yay!” happened last night. I went to buy some embroidery thread at Joann’s, and the cashier (who came to my book signing Saturday and bought the book) was already wearing the earrings she had made from the book! I totally dorked out–there’s nothing better than seeing a truly happy customer.
And here’s a super cute hat that my new friend Julie made– she used the woven ribbon trim (with woven yarn, naturally) as the border on this hat. Which reminds me- if you knit or crochet already, you don’t have to use the trims as standalone things. I’m sure you knew that, but just in case. Anyway, Julie made this hat using some of her upcycled yarns, which I am totally excited to blog about once she lists some in her etsy shop. (Locals, she’s currently selling skeins at the Saturday Farmer’s Market.)