I don’t know how to crochet. It doesn’t really sound like such a big deal–plenty of people have never picked up a strand of un-worked yarn and turned it into something useful. Of course, when you consider that I’ve been using knitting needles since toddler-hood, my lack of skills with a crochet hook sound almost preposterous. Admittedly, I’ve often thought of crochet as a slightly-less-cool version of knitting. A seasonally appropriate analogy might pose crochet as the navy blue Speedo brand one-piece to knitting’s Camille & Mark patchwork bikini–neither as young and trendy as that neon tribal-print Mara Hoffman get-up, but unless I’m swimming laps at the gym I know which one I’d rather be wearing. Lately, the abundance of crocheted dresses, swimwear, and accessories I continue falling for one after the other has started to change my mind; paired with a gold mine of colorful crochet inspiration on Pinterest, this summer season is painting a new portrait of crochet that is undoubtedly, stylishly bohemian. The hipster portion of my brain–the same part that frets over favorite bands appearing on Letterman and suddenly becoming over-popular–is enjoying the trend, and will probably be encouraging me to pick up some hooks soon.

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One Response to “Hooks”
  1. I hope you will give crocheting a chance! Crocheting is really creative. It is kind of like drawing or building with yarn. I find it hard to follow patterns, but easy to create my own stitches that, once repeated, look pretty. Good luck :)

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