Friday, May 05, 2006

Crocheter Hater? Knitta, Pleeze!

I *Heart* Debbie

Last Sunday my friend M, my daughter S and I hopped aboard the Stitch n' Ride train from Sacramento to Berkeley. Debbie was promoting her latest contribution to the craft world, "The Happy Hooker". During our trip Debbie shared goodies from the book, like the One-Skein Scarf from Denise Cozzitorto who was also on the train, (check out her super cute stuff at Other projects we fondled were the Fat-Bottom Bag, Cupcake Top, Short n' Sweet Top, Knot Ugly Shrug, Bikini in a Bag, Prepster Jacket, Frou Frou Sweater, Fluffy Bunny Slippers, Cozy Pod Creatures, and the simply adorable Lil' Monkey Baby Hat and Matching Afghan done in a sock monkey pattern.

I think my first project from this book will be the In Bloom purse. The book describes it as the perfect pattern for folks with a short attention span who prefer almost instant gratification, and Debbie told us "it has just enough room carry your smokes, your flask, and your crack pipe."

Debbie also gave an impromptu crochet lesson to those of us who wanted to try and get our crochet on. Getting started was quite easy, at least compared to how difficult my first knitting lesson was. I also learned that crochet is much faster than knitting since air does half the work, but the biggest lesson Debbie taught me was that even the much maligned granny square deserves our respect! Happy Hooking!


Ruth said...

hey, it was good to see you on the train! wasn't it fun? =)

Neesy said...

Thanks for the plug, I had fun too! Tell your friends if they are in the Sacramento area to type sac_local in the voucher field at check out, to get FREE shipping, when they order from my site!

One of these days I'll have to meet up with you and your knitting group! :)