Sunday, February 17, 2008

First Things First

So the new issue of Crochet Today has made its way from the stands to my hot little hands and I couldn't be happier! Per my usual complaints, this edition features some beautiful patterns packaged in Disney-esque (and vomit-inducing) perkiness. Don't get me wrong, I don't think all the models should be petulant catwalk 14 year olds or anything, but who styles this thing? Someone's grandma? "Ooh, let's add roses - that'll look sweet!" Blow the roses! There are some really nice designs in this rag, but the sunshine and bluebirds hurts my eyes! Please, people, please update your look!

Okay, onto the patterns.

Hands-down favorite would be the Waves Hem Skirt. Smart, with a little vintage edge in nice colors. See? Isn't that cute?

I also like this capelet, but hate the colors. And not for nothing, but who thought of the name? "Comfy Capelet?" What did I just say about the whole grandma thing? Are they serious? How many people are thumbing through CT thinking "Oh, I really like that capelet. But most of them are SO uncomfortable! But wait! The name says it's comfy! Oh joy! I can hook away with impunity now!"

The cover vest is also nice, despite its being modeled by Sunbonnet Sue and her gang of roses. There are a few other pieces worth their salt, but as far as I'm concerned, these three are worth the price of admission.

1 comment:

Crafty Christina said...

I haven't picked up this issue yet but I have to soon. I love the cover vest!

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