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If you crochet, you need this book…

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I just want to make sure my fellow crocheters see my review of this great book. I won’t gush about it again, but I’ll just say: If you crochet, you need to get this book.

My first project using it is going to be a baby blanket for my nephew and his wife, who are having a baby around Christmas time. (Man, that is so weird to type out. How can my nephew possibly be old enough to be married and have a baby on the way? Wasn’t I just babysitting him yesterday?)



This is the beginning of stashbusting the oldest part of my stash, as this is part of what remains from that buttload of yarn I got for free back in March 2011 (which I have learned from the “oldest skein knit alongs” going on right now isn’t really that old, lol). I’m finally starting to make a dent in it.

I figured I needed to do that, with the fact that I am about to buy a bunch more on Sunday – JoAnns sent me ten 50% off coupons and one 40% off coupon, and they are all going toward acrylic. This is because I have realized that I need to stop trying to use cotton for amigurumi and just use acrylic – the cotton bruises my hand when I try to crochet it as tightly as amigurumi needs to be. So my cotton is going to go toward potholders and washcloths


and the acrylic will be for amigurumi. So I’m going through the stash and figuring out what will work for amigurumi, what colors I have for that, and what is too thin for amigurumi (the “baby” yarns such as I’m using for the blanket). I’m still trying to figure out a way to keep track of this without a smartphone, though. Sigh.

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