30 September, 2006

Stich’n Bitch Crochet: The Happy Hooker




Internettforbindelsen her i huset er så dårlig for tiden, at jeg føler meg hensatt til datasteinalderen. Det går såååå tregt, så det blir lite surfing. Fordelen med det er at jeg har fått brukt tida på lese bøker i stedet. Boka Stitch’n Bitch: The Happy Hooker av Debbie Stoller har vært en veldig hyggelig overraskelse. Den dama skriver knallgodt! Så godt at jeg til og med har lest avsnittene om at jeg trenger saks og målebånd (dette er altså en bok som tar det hele fra grunnen av). Jeg lærte meg å hekle vha bøker for 1,5 år siden. Det har vært veldig nyttig å lese igjennom Stollers hekleinstruksjoner nå. De er mye, mye grundigere enn i bøkene jeg har kikket i tidligere, og ikke minst er alle illustrasjonene kjempegode og faktisk til å forstå. Så jeg har fått rettet opp noen heklemisforståelser og lært en hel del nye ting. Men som Stoller skriver i boka si; det er ikke så farlig om man ikke gjør alt riktig, for det finnes ikke noe heklepoliti. Det er en tankegang jeg liker. Hun drar også noen heklehistoriske linjer, og omtaler entusiastisk alle heklingens fordeler. Hun skriver om ulike typer garn, utstyr, ulike masketyper, lure tips og triks, man lærer om hvordan man skal lese hekleoppskrifter og enda får hun plass til en hel del ting i tillegg. En stor del av boka er også viet hekleoppskrifter man kan gyve løs på selv. Absolutt å anbefale.

Ellers så må jeg takke for alle oppmuntrende meldinger og ønsker om god bedring til samboeren min med motorsaga. Jeg kan melde om at han etter noen temmelig vonde dager, nå gror fint sammen igjen. For øvrig blir det ikke mer motorsag på ham før vernebukse er innkjøpt :-)

I dag har jeg prøvd meg på nunofilting. Det har vært mye prøving og feiling, men jeg har i alle fall lært noe (tror jeg). Mer om det en annen gang hvis jeg får det til å funke sånn noenlunde (forhåpentligvis finnes det ikke noe nunofiltepoliti heller :-)


The internet connection in this house is terrible nowadays. I feel like I’ve been transported back in time to some kind of computer stone age. So there has not been much surfing around in blogland. The advantage is that I’ve spent my time reading books instead. The book Stitch’n Bitch: The Happy Hooker by Debbie Stoller has been a very nice surprise. She writes really well! So well that I’ve even read the sections that tell me that I need a pair of scissors and measuring tape (in other words, this is a book that start with the basics). I taught myself to crochet 1,5 years ago by the help of books. It’s been very useful to read Stoller’s crocheting instructions now. Her instructions are much more thorough than they are in other books I’ve read, and the illustrations are so good that they’re actually fully understandable. So some of my crochet misunderstandings are now corrected, and I’ve learned several new things as well. But as Stoller writes in her book about making or not making mistakes; there are no crochet police around. I like that way of thinking. She draws some crochet historic lines and she writes enthusiastically about the advantages of crocheting. She writes about different types of yarns, equipment, different stitches, clever tricks, how to read patterns, and more. A really recommendable book.

I have to say thank you for your nice words regarding my partner and his chainsaw. I can report that after some days with quite a bit of pain, he is now healing very well. But I tell you, there will be no more use of the chainsaw until he’s got some proper safety equipment :-)

Today I’ve tried nunofelting for the first time. It’s been a lot of trial and error, but I’ve learnt something (at least I think so). I’ll come back to that if it turns out somewhat functional (hopefully there are no nunofelting police around either :-)

6 comments:

Mary, Mary... said...

Happy Hooker is my main source for crochet info as I finally got past single crochet and figured out crochet pattern language. Nunofelting? Is that needle felting? I'm so curious....

candyschultz said...

What is nunofelting?

Hilde C. said...

Here's a definition a found somewhere: Nunofelting is felting on fabrics. Using silk or cotton fabric, and then felt wool onto it. A kind of a fusion between the wool and the fabric.
The process of combining these fibres into one piece of fabric involves rolling the fibres together and then banging them while they're wet to form the final product.

I'll try to come up with some links when my internet connection is working again :-)

candyschultz said...

That sounds pretty interesting. I will watch for the links. Thanks.

Lina said...

I love The Happy Hooker, it's the best crochet book ever, so inspiring.

Looking forward to nunofelting links (and maybe aome photos?)...

HPNY Knits said...

I crochet a bit. it can be fun for somethings- but I still prefer to knit.