Sunday, July 29, 2007

Crochet Revolution

I have read many times about how when a new book launches the author does a book signing at either a local yarn store, or even a local book store. The majority of these books are knitting books. But recently I found out that WEBS (America's Yarn Store) is hosting Kim Werker's book launch of Crochet Me: Designs to Fuel the Crochet Revolution. This is exciting folks. I will have an opportunity to see live finished objects that are in the book, meet the author, who is the new editor of Interweave Crochet and the online magazine Crochet Me, and get my book signed. It is also an interactive talk, so I need to bring a hook and some yarn. I am also siked because I have been wanting to go to Webs for some time now. It is located in Northampton, Massachusetts (about 2 1/2 hours from where I live). Webs is about a 5,000 square feet building of yarn, yarn, yarn, patterns, accessories, weaving looms and much much more. I was planning on going out there this past May to visit their tent sale, but it just did not work out. So, now I am planning on going there in October. The leaves will be changing by then so the foliage will make it a beautiful ride out. We will make it a family affair. There is the Eric Carle museum (author of The Very Hungry Caterpillar) so they will be all set while I have some crochet fun!

So, it will back to reality tomorrow, as my husband will be going back to work after a week of vacation. As far as my crochet, I finished another two washcloths, and I am almost finished my Fat Bottom Bag. I need to buy smaller handles for the bag. When I was making it, I did not realize that it would turn out as small as it unfortunately I bought handles that are way too big. I am hoping I will be able to find smaller handles tomorrow. I am planning on listening to a couple of knitting podcasts while crocheting something maybe another washcloth :)

1 comment:

Needles said...

Oh Gina, I am so completely jealous. This book is already on my list of things to get. I really like her approach, and as often as not, the books don't provide patterns I will use, they provide inpiration. Pictures, take lots of pictures!