I hit the gold-plated motherlode of craft books this Christmas. I’ll be blogging about them all in the near future (assuming the sun stays out long enough for photos anytime before June 2008.)
But let’s start here: The Great Granny Crochet Book, a 1979 publication from the American School of Needlework. (ISBN 0-930748-10-7) This was a gift from my grandmother, and it harbors all kinds of granny-square fun. Don’t you have a deep and abiding love for that robot?
Lots of granny square softies appear in this book. A craft concept that deserves further exploration, I think.
I’m including this one mostly because I thought the photo styling was funny.
But, not to get all snarky. There are a number of cool block patterns, including this snowflake one, which I quite like. I’m imagining it with a silvery blue-grey background.
. . . And a new take on the granny square slipper.
And this, which is a strong contender for my Favorite 1970′s Craft Book Image Ever. I’ve been threatening ever since this arrived to crochet a giant cozy for our giant exercise ball.