I am back from the End of the Road festival and suffering post-festival blues but luckily, I’ve had something to distract myself. My very kind and generous aunty gave me an Amazon voucher for my birthday (which was last Saturday) and I instantly threw myself into picking out some crochet/craft books to buy.
As it stands I have a grand total of none. Yes, yes, I know. I don’t know why I haven’t invested yet; I mostly get my patterns and information from Ravelry and the internet in general but I use my baking recipe book so much and have been meaning to grab a few craft books at the first opportunity. Which was this morning.
A list of books I purchased follows.
- Creepy Cute Crochet: Zombies, Ninjas, Robots, and More – I’ve had my eye on this for a while. Who wouldn’t want to crochet Cthulhu?
- Stitch ‘n Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker – Since I’m heavily involved in the local Stitch ‘n Bitch I thought I’d better get this. It looks really useful and right up my street.
- The Encyclopedia of Crochet Techniques – I’m a beginner. I need this kind of thing. Hopefully it will inspire me and be a perfect reference book at the same time.
- 100 Flowers to Knit and Crochet – Mostly because well, it’s cute. And crocheting flowers is fun.
- Compendium of Knitting Techniques – I’m a beginner at knitting too, and I’ve spent less time doing it. I want to make pretty things.
- Stitch ‘n Bitch Handbook: Instructions, Patterns, and Advice for a New Generation of Knitters – Again, seemed appropriate for me to buy. I’m sure this will inspire me.
- The Bag Making Bible: The Complete Guide to Sewing and Customizing Your Own Unique Bags – I have a sewing machine that I don’t know how to use. From the reviews, I think this book will help me by showing me something to make with it – I need an aim to start on something. Plus bags are awesome.
I can’t wait for this stuff to arrive.