Sunday, July 08, 2007
I love going to thrift stores, book stores and rummage sales to rummage through old books looking for anything on the crafty side. At times the patterns are just silly and ugly but I have been more suprised than not, so I continue to enjoy this hobby when I can.
I found The Yarn Animal Book by Caroline Staples at a local used book seller here in Seattle several months ago. I attempted to make the unicorn but thought the pattern was a little off and I got confused. I think if I tried harder I could figure it out but I am easily frustrated. At any rate, this book is full of inspiring items that you can surely update for this generation. She covers a variety of yarn crafts including knitting, crochet, creweling, and sewing that make a lot of cute critters that will surely put a smile on any recipient.
Published in 1976 by Simon and Schuster.
Don't let the outdated covers fool you.
Posted by Schmancy at 4:23 PM