I'm going to try my hand at hooking

Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Yes, you heard me right. After picking up a copy of Debbie Stoller's "The Happy Hooker" last night, I've decided to teach myself how to crochet. I am going to temporarily trade in my knitting needles for a hook and see how I do.

Debbie Stoller, the author, is downright amazing. She has a Ph.D. from Yale in the psychology of women, she co-founded and is the current editor of BUST magazine, and she has written one of my favorite knitting guides - "Stitch 'N Bitch: The Knitter's Handbook."

By no means am I an expert knitter but I can hold my own and "Stitch 'N Bitch" made it so easy for me to follow along and teach myself. I am hoping the same can be said of "The Happy Hooker." My brother and sister-in-law are expecting twin boys this fall and I'm ready to dive in and make them some seriously cute goodies. I'll keep you posted on my progress. Wish me luck.

If you don't have the time or the patience to learn to crochet, have no fear. I have picked some of my very favorite crocheted items from some amazingly talented artisans on Etsy to share with you. Enjoy!

Crocheted Mary Janes by Curly Birdie

Crocheted Wrist Cuffs by Well of Creations

Crocheted Fried Chicken by Fair Trade Family

Crocheted Bunny by berry sprite

Newborn Beanie and Diaper Cover Set by Polka Dot Posh


Noelle said...

I truly admire anyone who can crochet, not to mention knit. I can't wait to see your creations :-)

Mia said...

That is awesome, Grace!! I don't have the patience, but it seems to be so theraputic! Can't wait to see what you come up with!!

Robin Norgren said...

You sweet friend!!! Thank you for featuring the those wrist cuffs. What a nice surprise. I saw the book in my google reader and I was already thiking up all these little quips like "once you go crochet, you never go back!" Ha ha! Anyway, if you are into listening to Podcasts, look up craft sanity on iTunes; Stoller has been interviewed a few times there.

sara said...

Husband's grandmother taught me how to hook several years ago. (Greatest sentence I've ever typed) but I'm not sure I remember and it was really only blankets, nothing this cute. Must go get Curly Birdie shoes right now....

Laura said...

How is it going? Did you make anything yet? I just LOVE that crocheted fried chicken!! SO adorable!! And where was that bunny for Easter? I know you will do fab at crocheting! Can't wait to see!

Figments of a Mom said...

I first taught myself to knit then to crochet. Still trying to get the hang off it, but like it just as much as knitting. Have fun!

Love Kpop said...

It seems I'm on the right track, I hope I can do well. The result was something I did and was doing to implement it.

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