Winter in Texas

This is my second winter back in Texas and while it is warmer than Utah, it can still get a bit chilly here. Most of my winter gear is in storage so it looks like I’m going to have to make another pair of fingerless mitts for myself. I’ve already made myself several beanies using the pattern in this issue so I’m well on my way to staying warm.

This issue contains five patterns, 10 book reviews, a yarn review, and a fabric hardener review. Although it took the longest to complete, my favorite pattern is the Grandma Spiked My Ripple Blanket. The spikes added to the granny stitch add additional texture and definition to the blanket as well as making it just a bit thicker and very warm – perfect for cuddling up under during the cold winter months. The fabric hardener review is supplemented with a pattern for a granny doily and a tutorial on turning it into a bowl using the hardener.

Interweave Press has been extremely busy lately and sent me 9 books to review. Three of the books only had a few crochet patterns in them but the projects are all adorable and easy to complete. There is only one yarn review in this issue, Blue Heron Yarns Rayon Metallic yarn, which I have absolutely fallen in love with. I’m planning on having a pattern for it in the next issue so I’ll expect you back then!

Hope you enjoy the patterns and reviews in this issue.

Darlisa Riggs

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