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Bookie Love!

August 10th, 2009

Not too long ago I became the caregiver to three new darling books.  Not just darling darling… but vavavavoom DARLING DARLING.   Quilting in No Time, The Perfect Apron and Super-Cute Crochet remind me of Japanese craft books, but with one notable difference… I CAN READ THEM! Either they’re written in English - or I’ve gained a super power over-night and am now fluent in Japanese.
Bookie Love!
My crocheting history is that of some granny squares I had to try (remember the Granny Along?). I’ve had my eye on amigurumi ever since I discovered it a few years ago. But I didn’t know how, and crochet instructions/patterns might well have been penned by Tutankhamu. Super-Cute Crochet promised me, “Learn the Japanese art of amigurumi or how to crochet cute small animals”. I’m in.
Bookie Love!
I had the same feeling when I learned to drive a manual transmission - that I had when I learned the mysterious crochet code. The secret handshake known only to crocheters. Euphoria. I learned something I’ve been yearning to learn.  And now I can make eggs.  I feel like the world is my oyster now.  Meh, now I can make oysters if I want to. I’m drunk on empowerment.
Bookie Love!
But for now, I can’t stop making eggs. Where ever I go… I’m making eggs. I have my little tote that Lisa made me a few years ago - my official hatchery 2-go.  Road delays? No problem.
Always prepared for...
Come to think of it, I don’t know why I’d want to make snot in a shell oysters… when I have Pickle the puppy at my finger tips.
Bookie Love!
I think I can.
I think I can.
I think I can!

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33 Responses

  1. The fabulous Kelly Ann allegedly said:

    Your eggs can go with my chickens….

  2. The fabulous jenny b harris allegedly said:

    So… the eggs are hollow? They look too perfectly egg-shaped to be mere yarn. I want to see you make Pickle the puppy! Oh, and a cute apron.

  3. The fabulous Vickie E allegedly said:

    I love your eggs and amigurumi…

  4. The fabulous Lori Holt allegedly said:

    Which came first…the crochet or the egg? LOL
    You are having too much fun…and you CRACK me up…get it? Sorry, I couldn’t resist that one.
    x lori

  5. The fabulous randi allegedly said:

    Those look like fun books! I would love to learn to crochet too. For me, it always works best when someone shows me how. For some reason, pictures don’t translate well to me. Silly, I know!

  6. The fabulous floribunda allegedly said:

    oh great — now I have to go buy that crochet book… are you going to add faces to your eggs?

  7. The fabulous MichelleB allegedly said:

    Cute eggs! Of course, you can make the dog - just dig in and try. You can do anything! I just know it.

  8. The fabulous Etta allegedly said:

    What a cute blog! I just stumbled across it while looking up some quilting info. I love the Perfect Apron book. I actually bought it two weeks ago and started my first apron from it this evening. The green polka dot one. Very cute!

  9. The fabulous v and co allegedly said:

    i say you can read japanese and you are what?! laying eggs? holy crap those are some super awesome qualities.
    i have a japanese friend so i can say one sentence in the language. i would much rather not mention at this time what that sentence is.
    oooooh crochet develed eggs! i’ll be REALLY impressed with those.

  10. The fabulous pam allegedly said:

    Ohhh I can’t wait to check out these books. The quilty one looks amazing.

    And hey, where’s my dog huh?

  11. The fabulous tina allegedly said:

    It could be (probably IS) me——— but that was funny. Really funny! :)

  12. The fabulous Kathi D allegedly said:

    You can really crochet eggs? From that book? I am a poor excuse for a knitter, but try as I might, I have not been able to get the crochet thing. I would be oh so happy if I could crochet an egg!

  13. The fabulous Jodi allegedly said:

    Hey I recognize that totally awesome fabric your totally awesome tote bag from Lisa is made with! I won some of that from Lisa. Way fun! I love it. I gave away all my other Hawaiian fabrics in a Give Away. But I kept THAT piece. ;o) ooxx`jod

  14. The fabulous Kathi D allegedly said:

    OK, I already had the apron book, and I just ordered the crochet one from amazon, do I have to buy that quilting one too or what?

  15. The fabulous Thimbleanna allegedly said:

    Those books look awesome. I’ll bet by now you have that cute little doggy all crocheted up and being all doggy trained by Triskit!

    You’re on a fabulous blogging roll — apparently that birthday has given you all sorts of new energy! I’m thinking perhaps you should take a night or two from SW3 and spell her off a bit???

  16. The fabulous Amy allegedly said:

    I so “need” that quilt book. You can keep the crochet - I can’t get my tension right. Love the eggs - are any of them deviled? (I am not officially craving an egg, not just any egg - I want a deviled egg or just egg salad. Won’t I be disappointed to find cold pizza instead?)

  17. The fabulous Jona allegedly said:

    And I thought texting while driving was dangerous (this one’s going to look funny on that police report). This is one of those times when you should definitely put all your eggs in one basket. One very cute, crocheted basket.

  18. The fabulous threeundertwo allegedly said:

    Congratulations on mastering amigurumi! There are lots of free patterns on the internet if you poke around. Very addicting. Your eggs are great!

  19. The fabulous raesha allegedly said:

    These three books are now on my wish list….thanks a lot!!!! Geez - I need more crafting books like I need a hole in the head but I AM SO addicted to them!!! Oh and Blogging for Bliss is on my list too:):) The eggs are so super darling!!! I have about 6 amigurumi books and I’m dying to make something from one of them - I’m just too scared I will totally screw it up.

  20. The fabulous Anne Heidi allegedly said:

    Oh my goodness, they are sooo cute! Way to go!

  21. The fabulous Amanda allegedly said:

    I bought my first Japaneese craft book a couple of years ago. My husband caught me in the corner at the book store reading “Japaneese for Dummies” trying to translate my book.

    Well, while being held “hostage” by the gunman at quilt guild the other day, I discovered that one of my guild members is Japaneese. I know…I should have known that already, but…. She said she would love to help me translate the parts I don’t understand, which is mostly all of it!

    I love the books you’ve shown. Thanks for telling us about them. Your crochet looks great!

  22. The fabulous Steph allegedly said:

    I’m learning to crochet right now, it must be fate! I have to hunt down that super cute book.

  23. The fabulous Karin allegedly said:

    These look like the perfect books to chase away the winter blahs! Yes, I am thinking ahead. :) Dang, I have to get off this husband-imposed book diet soon.
    Your eggs are adorable.

  24. The fabulous Happy allegedly said:

    Hello again honey :)

    I have just gotta say - your comment on my blog about the caravan was sooo hilarious!!! Infact you are brilliant, I love the way you talk to us on here :)

    As to the crochet, I love the eggs, but sometimes the anticipation of starting something is the exciting part - dont you think..the not knowing how something will turn out..Of course you will do a brilliant job with the little doggy, but with a doubt in your mind, sometimes it just cool enough to wait and make eggs :)

    I also love the previous post…all your hairdo’s!
    you look Gr8 in all of them! and its lovely to see your face too, I just know we would get on so well…if ever you visit Blighty..drop me a line. Id love to show you around :)

    Love ya

    Love happyxx

  25. The fabulous Cheryl allegedly said:

    I know you can, I know you can!!!

  26. The fabulous Paula allegedly said:

    I know you can!
    I know you can!
    I know you can!

    I just found a pattern on etsy for a little crocheted Boston Terrier. Too darn cute and I know that Shilo NEEDS it for Christmas or some such.

    You know I’m drooling over those books. You should never place temptation in front of a book whore and expect her not to fall….

  27. The fabulous jen duncan allegedly said:

    OH I’m always envious of those who can knit and crochet. Something about being left handed and TIGHT tension has kept me from this world of creativity. I bet you’re going to make SUCH fun stuff!

  28. The fabulous louise allegedly said:

    you know you can!!!

    i really must have that prairie rose apron - tell me does the neat little waist come with that?!!!!

    love you miss 1962 xxx

  29. The fabulous Candy @ SoBella Creations allegedly said:

    The perfect apron book look interesting. I don’t wear an apron when I cook. But, I love looking at ones people have made.

  30. The fabulous Sharon allegedly said:

    I’m lovin those eggs. Your ready for Easter wayyy ahead of time.
    The books look like something I’m gonna have to find now. Thanks. lol

  31. The fabulous nanette allegedly said:

    You were really serious about the road delays! haha love the eggs. And I always love good book recommendations. Don’t you hate when you get a book, plunk down your money and never look at it again!!! eesh, I’ve done that a time or two. You are up to cute things.

  32. The fabulous Sarah Fielke allegedly said:

    Monica you’re a genuis, I can’t do that to save myself. Can you teach me? I want eggs!! :)

  33. The fabulous Candace allegedly said:

    Hah - you are SO bad, Monica - but, hey, at least you’re not talking on your cell phone while you’re driving…..or are you - LOL!!

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