I first took up crochet because there were some lovely fabrics that I felt could be made with this needleart form,
I have been a real knit- a -holic, HOWEVER,
as I learn to crochet, and begin to enjoy the process , I searched for patterns that made me want to create something truly unique.
I enjoy blending yarns to create my own colors and textures in knitting, but what I did find was that the art of crochet IS all about texture creation ,,
( sometimes we knitters get into the stockinette stitch rut far too often)
This author has clearly designed some of the BEST patterns in crochet that I have EVER seen!
and,,,to my HUGE surprise,,,using products that produce a fabric that some high end clothing could never duplicate.
That said, its amazing to me, the knitter who has spent 45.00 on a single skein of yarn (yes, but you should have seen it,,,)
uses simple products that ,,are incredibly AVAILABLE to all and very affordable,( how about 18.00 for the total contents of yarn needed for the summer vest???)
Everything looks PROFESSIONAL! In the past years,, I have spent a great deal of time and money taking classes learning how important it is to honor your needlework and time by creating the best garment you possibly could,,,,,
Melissa Leapman,,,,,you have truly "converted" me to a lover of the art of crochet ,,, and everything you have in this book I want to make two of!
Thanks for showing a sold out , die hard knitter,,that crochet items can be as classy ,,,if not MORE in some cases!
I would buy ANY book this author wrote, she is one talented designer.