The book came in today, and I'm very pleased. There are lots of nice combination patterns in it. Here are a few patterns that really caught my eye.
A colorful knitted scarf adorned with crocheted flowers...
What a nice way to brighten up a gray winter day.
A knitted bolero with crocheted edging and flowers...
I may lose a few of the flowers, but I love the bolero.
Many of the patterns are mostly knit with crocheted embellishments, but this V-Neck Cardi is a true combination project with lots of knitting and crochet.
This looks like a first project. The pattern calls for Cascade 220 wool, but I'm going for my old favorite, Brown Sheep's Cotton Fleece.
I'm not a huge granny square person, but this granny square afghan with a knitted edging grabbed my attention...
and it does call for BSCF! Sweet!
I like these pillows too.
These pillow tops are knitted, and they are crocheted to Ultrasuede backs, but you can knit or crochet the back too.
I picked this book up last week because the title warmed my heart, but I brought it because of the projects--22 in all. As I mentioned before, many are knitted with crocheted trims, flowers, and edges, a few are mostly crochet, and a few are dual.
Since I haven't tried any of the patterns yet, I can't vouch for the accuracy of the pattern writing except to say that I've been pleased with the other Candi Jensen books I have.
I think that someone who knits more than crochets would be more comfortable with the book that the other way around, but I would recommend it to both to take a dip into the "other side."
Of course, I highly recommend it to those of us who are equally at home with needles and hooks.
Ten Crafty Things (that I think you don't know) About Me
I can't remember where I first saw this meme, but I saw it again on Margene's blog this morning. I decided to expand it to include other crafts.
- I don't hate acrylic. I still use it for baby things. One brand like is Bernat Satin.
- I cross stitch, but haven't since I got married six years ago, but I still buy charts, fabric, and floss.
- My favorite knitted item is my Market Squares Bag. It still gets compliments after two years.
- I hate knitting and crocheting for money. It stresses me out.
- People think that because I can knit and crochet, I can design. I can't and I'm very happy interpreting other people's patterns.
- I still have my first pair of knitting needles that I brought from SS Kresge on White Plains Road in the Bronx over 30 years ago. I also brought my first crochet hooks, books and yarn from there.
- I have well over 100 crochet hooks as a result of buying a new hook when I can't find the size I need right away.
- I don't mind novelty yarns in small doses. The industry went overboard.
- I went on a scrapbooking binge a couple of years ago, and brought lots of supplies and have yet to scrap anything.
- I still haven't finished the second sleeve on my first knitted sweater.
Feel the Love Update
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