Thursday, April 3, 2008

What Not to Crochet

I can't say I'm ever going to be inspired to make anything I see on this site, but a visit to What Not To Crochet is definately becoming a part of my weekly internet surfing. Taking their inspiration from sites that poke fun at various knitted creations and celebrity fashion choices, the authors serve up a great dose of sarcasm with every crochet-related post.

What I really like about this site is the writers actually have something to say. They aren't just slapping down a jpeg and saying "look at this." The commentary is witty and fun, to the point where I find myself laughing out loud at least once per visit. Items featured on the site come from "pattern/yarn distributors, pattern creators (as long as it’s for sale) or crochet magazines" which I think are fair targets for the criticism. Especially the yarn distributors who often manage to make some beautiful yarns, but seem pretty out of touch when it comes to what the modern crocheter is doing with those yarns.


debso said...

could you please e-mail me the free patterns, i can only print 1 page.

amber said...

I'm not sure which free pattern you mean, but my technique for printing off patterns from a website or blog is this: Use your mouse to highlight the text of the pattern. Select 'copy' from the edit menu, then open your favorite word processing program and 'paste' the pattern in there. Now you can change the font and text size to shrink the pattern to one page. Or just open the word processing document any time you need to see the pattern.