I finally received my pre-ordered copy of Debbie Stoller's The Happy Hooker. I've seen some other posts wondering about the book, so I thought I'd post some pictures of a few of the projects in case you're on the fence about picking up a copy. In all, the book features 40 original patterns and also includes almost 100 pages of how-to. It's set up much like Stitch 'N Bitch, with lots of pictures and schematics to help you with the projects.
Here are some of my favorite projects from the book, based on a very quick perusal last night. We don't currently have a scanner available, so apologies in advance for the pictures - some glare was inevitable!
of course, the amazing Camilla's softie patterns!
really cute bolero by Angela "La Vonne" Best
I haven't tried crocheting jewelry yet, but I've always wanted to... this is a beautiful set by Laila Korn.
This little cap sleeve top is so cute - complete with ribbon embellishment! Pattern by Laura-Jean Bernhardson.
For a crocheted garment, this little retro jacket looks really well fitted... I think I need to try this one out! Pattern by Fay Lin.
For those of us who just can't get enough of sock monkeys, Carmen Watkins created this incredible baby hat and afghan pattern. Hmmmm, so many cute babies out there right now who just *need* this set!
I'd love to hear about it if you've already started (or even finished!) any of the projects in the book, or if you're planning on it... I'm still madly knitting away on the sweater for my class, but I bet I'll pick up the hook for one of these once I've fininished my sweater!