Sunday, November 16, 2008

Crocheting on the Edge / Crochet Me

Another crochet book that is an excellent addition to your collection of crochet stitchery information is Nicky Epstein's Crocheting on the Edge. It is a comprehensive study of tried and true crochet edgings that have been beautifully brought into the new millenium with Nicky's very upbeat, trendy interpretations. Ms. Epstein not only creates a wonderful, whimsical collection of traditional edgings from her own perspective, she also adds several of her own very original and charming designs that make any crocheter's fingers "itch" to pick up a trusty hook in pursuit of the perfect project to add on an edgy Epstein embellishment.

In my opinion, Crocheting on the Edge will become a timeless favorite for all crocheters; neophytes and seasoned fanatics alike. It's simply a fabulous book. Available everywhere. . . including our Crochet Shoppe - $29.95.

Crochet Me by Kim Werker (Interweave Press) is a stunning derivative of the already popular crochet website of the same name. Kim Werker's marvelous journalistic jive is a terpsichorean effort at turning a phrase. She literally makes her words dance on the page. It's sheer pleasure to peruse through the thoughtful essays, the designer profiles, and the exceptionally creative crochet patterns.

The book is jam packed with informative, enjoyable crochet entertainment. It's a definite must-have in anyone's collection of crochet books; and is also happily included in the Crochet Asylum Crochet Shoppe. $21.95

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