book report

Spring is in the air this weekend. As the days get longer and the flowers sprout, folks start to ruminate on renewals. It’s a good time to start something new.
If you are looking for ideas, come and peruse the Knit Cafe’s library.  We just got in some new books.  I prefer a crafting book full of techniques with reference material clearly spelled out and preferably with lots of pictures too; a book that I can look back on for advice, and for council, and for inspiration.
If you are planning to dabble in a bit of crochet this season. Have a look at “101 Stitches to Crochet” and “Crochet Stitch Motifs”
101 crochet stitches

Much like the title suggests, there are 101 different crochetable stitch patterns in this collection.  Use them to create your own blankets, or hats, or infinity scarves.  Each pattern comes printed on it’s own sturdy card so you can tote just the one pattern with you when you are on the go.
crochet motifs

Those of us addicted to crocheting afghans (no naming of names here) will want this book.  “Crochet Stitch Motifs” is dedicated to crocheted medallions that can be attached together to make blankets galore!crochet motif

Each page looks something like this ↑ with an inspiring picture of the finished motif, along with a charted and written recipe.
Useful!!!
More book news another time.  Enjoy your long weekend! We will be closed tomorrow (Sunday), but back to regular hours on Monday.

Craftily yours
Kristin

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