Yay! My Happy Hooker book came in the post this morning. I’m very impressed. Half of the book is a comprehensive how-to, with some useful summary tables. Apart from the basic stitches, fancy stitches like V-stitch, shells, bobbles, puff and popcorn stitches, mesh, fishnet, picot, and spike stitches are all detailed well. There is a decent amount of detail about both filet and afghan crochet, which pleases me, because I have always wanted to try out filet crochet. Similar to this month’s new Crochet Me, there is a section about covering buttons, but also shown is how to make your own crocheted ball buttons. This is great, because I have this cardigan that I can’t find proper buttons for, and now I’ll be able to finish it off and actually wear it.
The patterns are great because they show crochet at its best. There are some lovely light summer tops, as well as a great fitted spring jacket, and a wrap-around cardigan. There is a good selection of hats, scarves and bags. Another thing that stands out for me is the accessories, like the skull pot-holder and the flower and bird brooches. I’m dying to get started!
My secret pal sent me something for Patrick’s Day, but it hasn’t arrived yet. I’m very curious! There isn’t post tomorrow because it’s a bank holiday, but at least it will be something to look forward to on Monday. I’m heading home for the weekend, so I’m really looking forward to putting my feet up for a bit and getting my hooks out 😀