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June 25, 2004

Just call me a happy hooker

(But only call me that once, and let's never mention that joke again, okay?)

It's true -- I've succumbed to the newest, hippest, niftiest, everything-old-is-new-again yarn trend of 2004: Crochet!

After seeing the samples for the new Interweave Press book Hip to Crochet, by Judith Schwartz, I just couldn't help myself. So I have resurrected my oh-so-rusty crochet skillz, and now I have to tell you:

There is mad shit goin' down, yo.

I'm making a baby sweater in Sirdar Denim, in a sort of celery green color that is both lovely and non-gender-specific. The newest thing on the hook is a baby hat in Koigu, and this is the tipping point -- I am totally in love with crocheting with Koigu. The fabric is thicker than knitted Koigu would be, and has a nice heft. The color distribution is different, a little blockier. It's amazing.

Posted by Rose at June 25, 2004 11:53 AM


I started out with crochet when I was about 8. I gave it up when I didn't like the homie - gramma-ness of it. But I occasionally get out my hooks and do something. Recently, it was hackysacks!

Posted by: elaine at June 28, 2004 08:16 PM