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It's good, but incomplete?
on October 12, 2007
I was really excited to get this book. I like the colorful pictures, the great yarns that they used. But... you knew that was coming, right? I am slightly disappointed because they left out some rather cool crochet stitches that I can easily find in other books. One that stands out immediately to me is the simple Crochet Cable. The same version as the knit cable, but the crochet version. It's missing. It's in here in a variation, and it's even in here under Tunisian Crochet, but not in just plain crochet.
And they have added some great full-size photos of finished projects, and guess what? They don't include any information about those patterns. Say, which Vogue issue they were available in, or if they are available online. Nothing. Kinda a bummer... I realize this isn't an actual Finished Pattern book, with handbags or whatever. But show me an awesome picture of something made from crochet that I might want to make myself, and then don't give me any way to get it?
Other than that, I have to say I'm glad I did get it. It will make a nice addition to my crochet library... but it does leave a little to be desired.