I’m going to The Net Loft tonight for knit night. I’ve been running errands and doing housework all day, catching up after the weekend, and I haven’t picked up the hook, but tonight I’m going to make these little skates from Suzies Stuff. I love how the paperclips are the blades.

Paperclip States from Suzies Stuff
Paperclip States from Suzies Stuff

I’ve been have a great time lately reading Clara Parke’s new book, The Knitter’s Book of Wool: The Ultimate Guide to Understanding, Using, and Loving this Most Fabulous Fiber. It’s like having a new cookbook. I’m the kind of person who reads cookbooks cover to cover, and I’m getting that same pleasure from Clara’s Book of Wool. I’m still in the introductory chapters reading about wool growing, gathering and processing and Clara’s prose makes it a pleasure to read. If you don’t know anything about how wool gets from sheep to yarn it’s a fabulous introduction, but I’m enjoying it even though I’ve visited farms, festivals and done a fair amount of reading already about wool. I also love the illustrations and photos that bring everything to life. I’m not rushing it, since it’s such an enjoyable read, but I’m looking forward to getting to the patterns too.

Christmas Ornament Crochet Along Day Seven: Ice Skates + A Book Review

4 thoughts on “Christmas Ornament Crochet Along Day Seven: Ice Skates + A Book Review

  • December 7, 2009 at 7:06 pm
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    OMG, this brought such a smile to my face! As a kid, we had a couple of these as ornaments that my grandma made for us. I never got the pattern from her as I wasn't crocheting then (and she lived way too far away). Now I can make some in her memory! Thank you so much for linking this pattern!

  • December 7, 2009 at 7:39 pm
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    I have a bunch of those ice skates on my tree that were my grandmothers-I may make some of those this year, thank you for the link.

    I'll have to check out that book also.

  • December 8, 2009 at 3:06 am
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    OMG, this brought such a smile to my face! As a kid, we had a couple of these as ornaments that my grandma made for us. I never got the pattern from her as I wasn't crocheting then (and she lived way too far away). Now I can make some in her memory! Thank you so much for linking this pattern!

  • December 8, 2009 at 3:39 am
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    I have a bunch of those ice skates on my tree that were my grandmothers-I may make some of those this year, thank you for the link.

    I'll have to check out that book also.

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