Life is great in Mexico City. There's much going on - far too much to enumerate here. What has inspired me to write today is a pretty cool magazine I picked up on a recent trip to Florida. The name of the magazine is Love of Crochet, Spring 2012 (Ravelry Link) and it is published by Creative Crafts Group, LLC. I bought it at a local chain bookstore for $6.99.
What I like about the magazine is the variety of projects and techniques. There are projects for yarn of many weights, from size zero on up. One example is the Time for a Cure watchband by Kristen Hein Strohm that is also a beading project. :)
One thing I really loved was the Any Gauge Beret by Kate Bird. Slouchy berets are so on trend right now and they're not going anywhere anytime soon. I love that I now have this super-pattern to stitch one up in any yarn I happen to have on hand.
The final thing I wanted to tell you about is a cool article about How to Cro-tat by Helen Free. To me, it was worth it to buy the magazine just for that article and the accompanying cro-tat patterns. One of my stitch group buddies is super into tatting, but I haven't taken the plunge to try an entirely new craft. So this crochet/tatting hybrid is right up my alley.
I haven't made anything from the magazine yet, but I'm super happy to have it in my library. In fact, I've only mentioned a few of the patterns in the issue. I'm sure that when I do hook one up I will enjoy every moment!
All photos from Love of Crochet. Thanks!