May Day is just around the corner. It’s also Fair Use in Art and Craft Day. In honor of both, I’m giving away two copies of Get Hooked: Simple Steps to Crochet Cool Stuff by Kim Werker. It’s a fun beginning crochet book with big, clear photographic instructions and cute portable projects. It’s aimed at teen/tween girls. I often find the best how-to books are often aimed at kids, the type is big and the instructions are very clear. To be eligible for the book giveaway, just leave a comment telling about a craft project you’re currently working on or have made in the past that was inspired by or somehow used and transformed someone else’s art or craft. Bonus points for linking to pictures!
I’m still working on that little mystery project. And yes, it was inspired by another, if unlikely piece of crochet: the Stepping Stones cardigan by Kristin Omdahl in the Fall ’08 issue of Interweave Crochet. I’ve been intrigued since the pattern was published with how Kristin put all of the increases for the sweater at the start of the garment, and that’s the technique I’m playing with in my current piece.