Monday, April 7, 2008

Crazy Crochet Cool!

Did you know that people are crazy crochet cool around here?! These are just a few of hundreds!! Here a bride might take around 50 crocheted creations with her to her new home!

So I decided to get in on the act and made this little singlet with a little square of crochet on it - it was so easy and it is so cute!...ahhh except I have no idea how to crochet so I actually just sewed the crochet square on the singlet...

But I really want to learn how to crochet (for those of you that don't already know, crochet is like so hot right now - all the cool crafters are doing it!)

So I bought this book and it was pretty cool but it didn't satisfy my crochet cravings and then I remembered that Alicia Paulson mentioned the book
Vintage Crochetby Susan Cropper (owner of Loop -a totally cool store in London that is on my wish list of places to visit).
The book arrived today and it is soooooo good! It definitely satisfied my crochet cravings. There are so many things I want to make from it, including Alicia's 'Maisie Cardigan' and Bee Clinch's 'Chevron Blanket'. You can read about the book and see some more pictures over at Alicia Paulson's blog (Alicia contributed two gorgeous items to the book and is the queen of crochet!). Alicia's blog and website are must sees! I have been reading the blog for almost a year now (although I am guilty :( of never leaving a comment -but have resolved to do so right now!) and it is full of inspiration and gorgeous goodies.


Anonymous said...

I have read all your blog and I love it. You must be a very happy and contented person and I think you have a special gift not only in the craft area but especially in your storytelling, it is so interesting - you provide the history of the area you visited, details of what treat you were eating etc in such a warm and personal way - it is so facinating.
I look forward to more.
Love MaMuNi

Anonymous said...

Verity, I love your blog. So many gorgeous interesting little stories and wonderful photos to go with them.
I particularly love all the decoroating images you've found. It's also pretty exciting that the Turkish don't seem to appreciate that second hand objects can be treasured pieces. I'm sure you'll find lots of amazing undiscovered pieces once you find a good flea market. You might have to set up an export business...

And I love the crochet work. The singlet with the crochet square on the front is so cute. I might have to put in an order for one.

Keep up the great work.
Love Crazy Crafty Crochet Cool Club Convert (aka Nete xx)