Wednesday, 26 November 2008
Thank you to everyone who sent me cards, e mails, Ravelry messages and blog comments for my birthday yesterday. I had a brilliant day finished off with a lovely Italian meal courtesy of my niece Vic and friend Louise.
As promised I am posting some photos of my new crochet books as I have absolutely nothing to report on my knitting or crochet as I didn't pick up a hook or a knitting needle yesterday.
I will start with Creative Crochet by Darla Sims. This book will be useful for those of you who have lots of bits and bats of similar colours that you don't quite know what to do with. I like some of the patterns but I wouldn't feel like buying wool especially for any of the garments although my eyes are drawn to the purple cardigan I must confess. I think it is a book that might come in useful if I can keep my eye on the sale items of 1 or 2 balls that I see and like but can't quite think what I would make with them except a hat. I should probably decide on a colourway and stick with that. These designs could look rather messy if I got the colour wrong or too many colours instead of shades of one.
Darla Sims uses a cut and tie method of joining in her colours and prefers to move her colours about in a slanted fashion mid row rather than do complete rows. I don't think I could bear to leave all the knots tied at the back so it would turn out to be a darning in frenzy for me if I made anything from this book.
I must apologise for the quality of my photos today. In my defence I will say that it is rather dark this morning so I had to put the light on plus the book pages are rather shiny. I have posted an Amazon link to the book (click on the blog title) should anyone like the book and want to buy it.
I am glad that a couple of fellow crocheters managed to get hold of the Glorious sweater book that I am crocheting from at the moment. That is a book well worth getting hold of if you can find it.
This afternoon I am off to the hospital for X rays to see if my spine has healed up correctly after the op. I am going to see if I can get them to refer me to someone about my knee which at the moment is causing more problems than my back is.