What can I say? I’m a collector. Don’t worry, I’m not a hoarder, my house does not look like something exploded in it; I am actually a very organized person. But one thing that I do love to collect is crochet magazines, books and patterns. There is no way I will ever be able to make all the patterns that I have, but I still want them.
Take the Scheepjes After Parties for example. I love having them, looking at them, stacking them into a nice pile and putting them on my shelf. Each time a new one is released I’m like “gotta get that one too”. Does that sounds a bit like an addiction? 😉
There are things in there I will most likely never make like the knit and amigurumi patterns, but I think I might just make an exception for the Shawl of Secrets by Sarah Knight. That is such a lovely pattern, when I learn how to knit I am so gonna make that!
Books, books, books
You can never have too many books. I have a friend who’s a librarian and she will totally confirm that! I have many crochet books ranging from basic stitch books to patterns and projects. Some of my favorites are the granny square books and the rag doll books. Again, I will most likely never make a rag doll, but I so love having the books. The designer of the rag dolls, Sascha Blase, is so talented.
To my knowledge Sascha’s books are only available in Dutch, and are available from Bol.com (NL). The granny books must be available in English somewhere, but I haven’t seem them as such. However, there are many alternatives available from many yarn stockists.
My most favorite collectible….
We all have our favorite favorites, and my favorite thing among all my patterns and books is my Sophie book by my friend Dedri Uys. She signed my copy for me and I still love it the most of all my patterns. I am actually purposefully not using it to make my Snow White Sophie because I don’t want to damage it.
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