Saturday, 27 February 2016

Brilliant Book!

My great friend Tracey has published a fabulous book!

Its packed full of hits and tips, colourful patterns by Tracey and guest designers, and very easy to follow instructions. 
The photos are clear and there are charts to accompany some of the techniques.
At the end of each chapter there are examples to inspire you further.
It is suitable for beginners and those who already have some knowledge of crochet too.

What I love most about the book is that the techniques explained act like stepping stones to enable you to create your own designs and projects.
I'm so proud of Tracey and all her creativity and hard work!
I've already used some of the ideas and I know this will be my one-stop reference for a long time to come!

One of the ideas I tried was a raised rib to begin a cuff for some mitts I promised Mr RW a couple of years ago! 

The wool (New Lanark Aran in Dark Graphite)  is warm and toasty, it hooked really well and the flecks of colour gave the mitts a bit of zing!

For extra texture I hooked in the back loops!
They have come in useful on some of our more chilly days!

 I'd like to have a go at Tunisian crochet which also features in the book - and there's a great tutorial video featuring Tracey here.

In the meantime I have been going round in circles.....but that's another story!