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PaulaRed
New Pal

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Posted - 08/15/2007 :  8:47:06 PM  Show Profile Send PaulaRed a Private Message
I bought this book because although I am primarily a knitter, I really like the idea of having little modules I can carry around with me to work on and crochet is ideal for that. This book certainly fits the bill in showing lots of ideas for squares, circles, etc that can be combined to make a shawl, blanket, etc.

Two BIG issues with this book for me, and I'm wondering if anyone else agrees:
1) there was not enough "inspiration" on cool ways to combine the modules
2) this is my big gripe--where's the yarn info??? I know this was supposed to be "inspirational" but come on, what's the big deal about keeping this from us. What if we wanted to recreate the effects shown? Shouldn't a reference book include citations for the materials used?

What do you all think, or did I already miss a thread on this book?

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pianogal
Seriously Hooked

629 Posts

Posted - 08/17/2007 :  11:23:07 AM  Show Profile  Visit pianogal's Homepage Send pianogal a Private Message
I liked some of the modules, like the filet, but I agree... there is no yarn info. I'm a pretty new crocheter so I really need info about hook size, thread, etc. Also I really didn't like the patterns at the end.

I wonder if maybe I should've just bought those Harmony Guides. (I did make a little snowflake ornament from one of the mandala-type modules that uses clusters, and then made a chain with Rowan Lurex Shimmer to hang it on a Christmas tree.)

I also bought that 200 Squares book, but I like the Sasha Kagan a lot more because there are more beautiful modules.

http://abeginningknitter.blogspot.com
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PaulaRed
New Pal

49 Posts

Posted - 08/17/2007 :  9:56:33 PM  Show Profile Send PaulaRed a Private Message
do you think that if I write the publisher they would consider asking the author to provide this information about the yarns --- maybe on the internet?

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pianogal
Seriously Hooked

629 Posts

Posted - 08/18/2007 :  09:05:50 AM  Show Profile  Visit pianogal's Homepage Send pianogal a Private Message
you could try, it would be interesting!

http://abeginningknitter.blogspot.com
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PaulaRed
New Pal

49 Posts

Posted - 08/18/2007 :  9:23:10 PM  Show Profile Send PaulaRed a Private Message
pianogal

i guess its just you and me...I wrote to Sasha Kagan through her website, and I asked if it would be possible for her to provide yarn info, I said I was disappointed...even though I thought the book was very nice otherwise....I'll post if I hear anything.

Anyway, I don't even know how to do most of the stitches, and don't understand the diagrams, so I have a lot to learn.

I buy too many books, and look on the internet a lot, so always feel as if there as soooo many projects---and I am very very slow, too. So I don't know when I'd ever make a beautiful blanket with 100 million little pieces, but maybe if I go batty I will.

Pictures at http://paulared.smugmug.com/
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pianogal
Seriously Hooked

629 Posts

Posted - 08/21/2007 :  11:20:41 AM  Show Profile  Visit pianogal's Homepage Send pianogal a Private Message
I am the same way. :-) i actually don't understand crochet charts, prefer the written instructions. And I love to buy books! There are also too many issues of Rebecca lying around in my apartment... I'm sorry to say, I've started *one* pattern in one of the magazines... My stash was nuts; finally I just gave it away.

I'm almost relieved when I don't like a lot of the patterns in a magazine!

http://abeginningknitter.blogspot.com
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Elaine in NJ
Gabber Extraordinaire

584 Posts

Posted - 08/29/2007 :  1:27:16 PM  Show Profile Send Elaine in NJ a Private Message
The yarn list for this book can be downloaded from the publisher's website. Here's the link:

http://www.sixthandspringbooks.com/product_info.php?cPath=2&products_id=157




Life is too short to waste it on acrylic.
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PurlyPearl
Warming Up

USA
66 Posts

Posted - 09/02/2007 :  1:06:02 PM  Show Profile Send PurlyPearl a Private Message
Have you seen "201 Crochet Motifs" by Melody Griffiths? I've heard lots of good stuff about this one. My crocheting friends love it - tons of interesting patterns in squares, circles, all sorts of shapes. I ordered it from Amazon but haven't received it yet. Just another idea for modular crochet patterns....
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