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(Sniff) . . . Is that Obsession I smell?
"Why did you only ask for craft books for Christmas?" said my mother. Because they're there.
You may notice that most of these are crochet-related. Which is funny -- as I was adding things to my Amazon wish list over the months, I had no idea I was adding so many crochet books. Clearly, I'm into this. But what's really funny is that of all the crafts I've ever tried, I'm worst at crochet. And yet, it's soooooooooooo compelling.
I love this book dearly. In true Japanese craft-book style, it takes cute (or kyuuuto, as the case may be) and makes it sophisticated. I love the look of lace crochet, and these projects, with their muted colors and simplicity, seem so modern.
Maybe if I had one of these hook cases, I'd crochet better!
Love, love, love the look of this flower.
Then there's this one, which was a delightful surprise. Truth be known, I put this on my wish list just because I liked the cover so much. But inside, it's highly useful.
There's page after page of stitches, from basic to wild, with these great photos and instructions (BOTH written and diagrammed, thank you very much). Lots to learn. I need about eight hours of crochet-time a day.
. . . And in the back, a few choice projects. I love this bag. The colors are superb, and the shape makes it very elegant. And I really like the rings with the rope strap.