I realize that I’ve completely neglected this poor blog. I’ve been so busy. I just haven’t had a chance to update. But, this design. Well, it’s brought me out of hiding because I can’t wait to show you.
This design is one of the projects I did for a new book called “Tunisian Cables to Crochet” from Annie’s Publishing.
Wait. What? That’s crochet? Yes, indeed. It is crochet. And, it’s cables. And, it looks like knitting.
I’ve been asked why I design something in crochet which looks so much like knitting. After all, I know how to knit. I’ve been designing in knit. Here is an example of something I designed in handknit cables.
I know that there are a lot of you who don’t knit, but love the knit look. Tunisian crochet offers you the opportunity to get a true knit look without having to knit. But, there’s more. The Limerick Wrap, looking every bit like true knit cables, took me three days to stitch. The pink wrap (published in Creative Knitting, July 2010), which is true handknit, took me nine days. It doesn’t take much thought for me to determine which one I’d rather make when I’m in a gift-giving time crunch.
Limerick is made in washable/dryable Red Heart Super Tweed, so you can be certain that it will look the same from the day you make it and many years to come.
The book will soon be available from Annie’s Publishing. Although you aren’t able to order it now, there is an email form on the website so that you can be notified the minute they have it in the warehouse. My blog post about the project is a bit premature. I would have preferred to post about it after it’s been published. But, I just couldn’t help myself. I was just so excited when I saw the pre-publishing information on the website.