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Crochet Pattern-a-Day 2007 Day-to-Day Calendar Calendar – November 1, 2006


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Product Details

  • Calendar: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Accord Publishing, a division of Andrews McMeel; Pag edition (November 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 157939261X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1579392611
  • Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 5.8 x 1.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,065,535 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A native of Ohio, Annie called the New York area her home for almost 20 years. Now she resides in St. Paul, MN where there is PLENTY of time for knitting, designing and writing while she cares for her husband and children and variously changing pets.

Annie's work has appeared in every major knitting magazine and knitting website, she has written 8 knit technique & pattern books, and has edited several volumes of essays on fiber and craft.

Annie teaches her unique style of knitting across the US and Europe. Her online classes are accessible via www.knittingheretic.com.

Customer Reviews

I will not be buying this calender again next year!
MidwestMom
I must admit I haven't made a single pattern from the 06 calendar and looks like I won't be making any from the 07 one either.
C. Rolley
It's just not near the quality that the 2006 calendar was, sorry to say.
Pat

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By R. Kelly Wagner on January 17, 2007
Format: Calendar
There are lots of patterns in here, though not 365 of them, and there's bound to be at least one pattern you'd like. But there are so many annoying things about this calendar that there are also bound to be several things that annoy the heck out of you.

For example, the quality of the patterns is wildly inconsistent. There does not seem to have been any editing done, nor any attempt to impose consistent ways to write instructions. So some patterns have every single stitch described; other "patterns" consist of only a couple of sentences. Some remarkably simple patterns, such as a stitch marker case, take up two pages - and there are hats and baby sweaters that take up four days each!

The pictures are apparently all taken by the people who submitted the patterns, which has several effects: picture quality varies a lot; for some patterns, the picture is not of the whole object, only of a close-up; for other items, there's only one picture of the finished object, repeated on several pages, where pictures of intermediate stages or close-ups of a particular instruction would have been a great help. The other implication of all the pictures being by the pattern-submitters is this: no one checked the pattern instructions to see if they worked; if someone had checked the patterns before deciding to publish them, there would be pictures by the publisher or a staff photographer.

There are also a few things in here that I can't imagine anyone in their right mind ever wanting to make - the "itty bitty friendship bra" for example - what the heck would that be for? (It's a dark blue "bra" about 2" wide with a pearl button. It's not a pin. It's not a bookmark.
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37 of 48 people found the following review helpful By Patricia R. Andersen VINE VOICE on November 11, 2006
Format: Calendar Verified Purchase
Let's get this disclosure over with right now. Yes, I do have a pattern in the calender. I received a comp copy of the calendar as payment. No, my pattern is not available free on the internet. Yes, some of the patterns are available for free over the Internet, but not the "90%" as some claim. Yes, I have made a few things from the calendar and plane to make more. And yes, it's _not_ a pattern a day, the same way last year's wasn't a pattern a day.

I'm surprised at the viciousness that is in some of these reviews. It really is not that expensive for a calendar. Obviously, it's not a calendar you would use to keep track of birthdays on as there are patterns on it. You might be able to snag a free calendar at your local pharmacy for that purpose.

However, this is a good calendar for crocheters. A lot of _different_ patterns, a lot of new (and old) designers in the mix. The 2006 calendar introduced me to the "Crochet Dude". I can honestly say I wouldn't have been surfing the internet for this person as I had no idea he even existed. His patterns for afghan blocks are impressive. But I never would have seen them except for the 2006 calendar.

The 2007 calendar also has some up and coming designers. Some of the patterns are terrific, some leave me cold. But that's the same with any crochet pattern collection. I don't wait until I absolutely _love_ each and every pattern in the collection to buy it. If I did, I probably would have no pattern books.

Why buy this calendar? Well, it is inspirational to have it on your desk, where you can see it each and every day. Sometimes just looking at the pattern gives me an idea to take that project in another direction. Perhaps it's done in single crochet, I'd prefer half double crochet.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By J. Bass on January 30, 2007
Format: Calendar Verified Purchase
I received the 2006 calendar as a gift and when I didn't receive the 2007 calendar as a gift this year (I received a lovely 365 cat calendar instead), I went ahead and bought my own 2007. While the 2007 is not as good as the 2006 version, I am enjoying it. It's only the end of January and I've already made a couple of projects from the 2007 calendar.

It's unfortunate that the calendar is called a "pattern-a-day" calendar. It has clearly caused confusion and disappointment. A more appropriate title would be "365 days of patterns", since a number of projects go over mulitple days and Saturday and Sunday are combined on one page (just like in my 365-cat calendar, I might add). This was also true with the 2006 calendar, and it appears to also be true of the Knitting and Quilting versions of the calendar as well. On the other hand, there are still lots of projects to do or be inspired by.

I use the two insert cards (with spaces for appointments) to note each month the projects I might be interested in trying sometime. I would never use the crochet calendar pages for my appointments, I have a wall calendar for that. (I also don't mark appointments on the 365-cat calendar either...no room.)

There are lots of patterns in the collection. I don't mind that there may be several hat or scarf patterns, as each one is different and may or may not appeal to me. I also don't mind that some of the patterns are available for free on the Internet. I enjoy having a neat little box to display and store a year's worth of patterns, rather than a file of computer printouts that include web advertisements and funny page breaks. I can always photocopy a pattern from the calendar for "travel purposes" and keep the original safe in the box.
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