I haven’t done a lot of book reviews here…maybe I should do more…but that’s thinking for another day. Let me give you a little background first.
Several years ago I met this guy when I was teaching at the DFW Fiber Fest (which was awesome, by the way). anyway, his name was Shannon and he was in the class room right next to mine. He was one of those people that you are instant friends with. He’s kind and funny and really, really smart. He’s also a designer. I didn’t really know abut him because even though he designs some knitting stuff he is really known for crochet. I am not known in any way for my crochet.
Shannon is also very persuasive. by the end of the festival I had invested in 2 new hand turned crochet hooks. They were not cheap! I was totally going back to my five year old self and start crocheting again so that I could grow up and crochet a few of his designs.
Here is one of the crochet hooks. I think I’ve used it once…
It’s still pretty and I will use it one day!
Know how I know I’ll use it? Because Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby has this new book out and it’s awesome and I want to learn to crochet just to make things from this book! I’ve always thought of crochet as granny squares and doilies but this book has lovely clothes I want to wear done with stitches that drape and look beautiful.
There are 32 patterns and all the patterns go up to a size 5x! which I love because everybody can use this book.
The patterns are written out line by line and also have the charts so again, everybody can use this book!
I’ve had the book in my hands for more than a month now and find myself flipping through it often. The photography is beautiful of course because it was all done by Jason Mullett-Bowlsby. I know, the last names are the same. Becasue this is a perfect team. It’s also because Shannon and Jason are a couple. So there’s that.
Anyway, if you crochet, I say go get this book. If you don’t crochet, well, then learn how so you can have this book.
If you are interested in more of what Shannon an Jason are doing you can check out their website which is full of how to do crochet and all kinds of things. Also, Jason and Shannon are both teaching at Rhinebeck this year. Man, I chose the wrong year to not apply.