Friday, September 7, 2007

More knitting?!

Why are people so surprised at the popularity of knitting? Don't they know yarn crafters are the coolest people ever? Everyone wants to be like us. Here is a story on MSNBC. (Okay, it's more on that Microtrends book, but I feel it is my duty to point out a picture of someone knitting on a major news website.)

Speaking of cool, crafty people, I am so pumped about the release of the book, Crochet Me. It is now my official mission to turn you hardcore knitters into switch hitters, so to speak. You need to add crochet to your arsenal of talents. There are some things, quite frankly, that crochet does better. (A firmer fabric, for example, that is ideal for bags. Beautiful lace sweaters that you can make yourself instead of buying ready-made.) Watch out for a Crochet Revolution at Twist in October to correspond with the release of the book. Until then, please read the online magazine, Crochet Me, because it's worth it.

3 comments:

The Nutty Irishman (aka Jennifer) said...

Hey Shelly--I got a kick out of your comment re: making diehard knitters switch-hit, considering I was just forced to teach myself a single-crochet for the edge of my son Ben's Camo Earflap Hat. I LOVED it! And it took seconds to learn. I'm all about learning a new skill, so sign me up! (Way in advance though, I still can't get into that damn sock class!!)

Laurie said...

Love to crochet. It’s a great change for the wrist!!
No longer is Crochet doilies, toilet paper covers and single crochet ripple afghans!
There are some great patterns out there!

Cori said...

As a dedicated crocheter, yarn junkie, and yet-to-be knitter, YAY for you and thanks for welcoming us to the (knitting?) yarn fold. Will be in for sure! And now that my boys have outgrown using knitting needles for swords, I think I will have to try it again...