Interweave Crochet Spring 2009
Well, when the Spring issue of Interweave Crochet appeared on my doorstep this morning, it was perhaps a timely reminder that I used to do crafts other than spinning! I must confess, although there are some lovely designs, there’s not much I actually feel inspired to make – either because the style wouldn’t suit me or it’s just not my cup of tea. I will however, without a doubt, be making this…..
Rather lovely, eh? I love lacy crochet and this looks like an exceptionally lovely design. Simple but oh so stylish. I’m considering spinning the yarn for it too (sorry, couldn’t keep spinning entirely out of this post… :)) – it requires laceweight yarn so it’s definitely a long term project!
I’m also considering making this…..
although I’m not convinced it would suit me – I prefer to keep the tops of my arms well covered – believe me it’s better that way, they’re not a pretty sight….. but I do love this design. Again, I think it’s the laciness that does it for me…
Although that’s all I’m likely to make from this issue, the articles more than compensate for the lack of suitable designs for me. There’s a great feature on crochet lace by Doris Chan (one of my favourite designers), an interview with Julia Vaconsin (another inspiring designer) and a fascinating look at the origins of crochet.
So all in all, plenty to keep me happy – and maybe, just maybe, something to encourage me to stop spinning for 5 minutes and get those hooks back out! xxx