A-To-Z Challenge – Letter ‘B’

Today’s topic: books (instructional)

The need for a self-esteem boost and the desire to rekindle flames for
the tactile craft ‘crochet’, led me on a search for all required materials.

I was flabbergasted to discover that my hard-to-find instructional
booklets purchased decades ago were nonexistent in the apartment.

After some frantic moments and a few choice words I figured due to
my recent process of minimalism twas possible in my haste I likely
discarded them.


Time to turn a ‘negative’ into a ‘positive’ I headed over to Amazon
hoping I’d find one or two replacements.

My first choice was sent to my Kindle reader. It was short in length
and swipe after swipe turned up pages of info = a review for me.

This minor disappointment sent me back to seek out one or two
paperbacks. I like to highlight important info and ear-mark pages
for future reference.

Thankful now I own two new instructional books with step-by-step
instructions and illustrations.

The first of the two is a great guide to learn the ‘art of crochet’ in
a shortened length of time while the second contains two hundred
stitches for me to attempt to master.

Thankful now I own two new instructional books with step-by-
step instructions and illustrations.

The second of the two is a stitch dictionary with 200 stitches
inclusive – a new quest to learn – an attempt at the beauty
of the unknown.

For fun I did a search for the Simplicity pattern from the 60s,
the one I used to self-teach myself the art of crochet.

I found the vintage pattern available for sale online. 
Still with me are the memories of the grannie-square
poncho (colors pink, lilac and white) with its matching
hat sporting flower.