Tuesday, May 20, 2008

A new, old crochet book

I bought a crochet book today...I saw it on a used book sale and it was only P190. ($4.40)... I asked myself, do I really need another book, especially one from 1975? Oh, but this is Anne Halliday's book - the projects and photos look wonderful! And when was the last time I posted about buying a book? Must have been a long while ago since I can't remember...so this isn't a syndrome or anything bad at all now, is it??
Anyway, what I like about this book is, not only does it encourage the crocheter to be creative on one's own, but the patterns in it are still current. I might not be making a project from it soon, but I feel lucky to have found it to add to my collection :)

11 comments:

  1. Nice find! The rug on the cover looks so pretty!

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  2. I think some of the projects can always be used. My Grandma gave me an older book too. I think it was McCall's something... I don't have it anymore, but it had a lot of stuff in it I could have made. Great find!

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  3. Don't you just love finding crochet books. I totally love to find me some good crochet and sewing books to add to my collection. You can't beat it when it's so cheap.:)

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  4. I agree with the girls! You did a great shopping, 70´s are back! ;-)

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  5. Is that a directors chair I'm seeing? LOL... Groovy! I love vintage patterns. :)

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  6. This book looks worth bying... I never wished You Happy Blogiversary so I am doing it now... All the best for You!

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  7. Thanks so much ladies for stopping by! The way prices are so high nowadays, the cost of the book to me is worth just half a regular sized pizza! So I think I avoided extra calories by buying the book instead ;)
    Crochet Diva - I'm liking the director's chair, and the other vintage patterns too.

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  8. Oh I like Anne Halliday, I have an afghan book of hers. Can't wait to see what you make!

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  9. What a great find! I love old patterns! I honestly think that one can never have too many books nor too many patterns...one day you will find a use for them all.

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  10. How cool! That reminds me that I have a few books to trade. Now I want to dig them out!

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  11. I have that book! Retro is supposedly in though I don't think I could handle them a 2nd time! I do believe the patterns in this book can be adapted with new colors and yarns to update them. Great addition to a crochet library. Kris

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