I really wanted this issue if Simply Crochet because Lucy from Attic 24 had written an article in it.
My shop in town that has every magazine under the sun on its shelves, did not have a copy.
So I looked on line, all you bloggers who follow Lucy had been there before me and lots of places had sold out!!
#1 The lower page edges were damaged, they were warped as though had been kept in a damp place, so making it difficult to turn the pages as some were stuck together, plus there were holes in the packet in which the project, a crochet heart was and holes through to page 12! They looked old holes.
I emailed the company and complained, as there was nothing wrong with the heat sealed plastic envelope so I assumed it had been dispatched in that condition.
#2 The artcle by Lucy was great but.... they didn't show her blankets open to show her wonderful crochet work, although they were pretty in a folded pile. I would have liked to have seen them open. The ones open on the page were of other bloggers.
#3 I won't be buying Simply Crochet regularily. There wasn't any wonderful designs that took my fancy in fact all the designs were of things I had seen on line. Who wants lots of baked bean tins with crochet sleeves, or cushion covers with pompoms??? In fact the best thing I saw was a hexi blanket where the centres were flowers.. but unlike Lucy I don't have three small children to make blankets for and the ones I have made are enough for me. I might make a baby one if someone I know is expecting, although I think I would rather sew a patchwork quilt!
Here are the two crochet blankets I have made.. a wavy pattern...
and some grannies and rounds of treble.. so I am happy with just having these.
Happy days... I am knitting that cardigan and it is going to be my OPAM for March.
PS Get on over to Victoria motto shoppe as she is having a wonderful giveaway/