• Crochet Me

The house was packed last night for the launch of Kim Werker’s new book, “Crochet Me: Designs to Fuel the Crochet Revolution”. Kim gave a fascinating talk about her passion for crochet, the startup of crochetme.com and her involvement with Interweave Crochet. She showed us some beautiful samples from her book and past issues of Interweave Crochet. Julie Holetz talked about her design process and showed off the striking plaid scarf and edgy messenger bag she designed for “Crochet Me”.

Kim’s presentation was so engaging that we almost forgot to take photos. We finally got around to snapping a few shots. Kim showed us the Larger-than-Life Bag, designed by Cecily Kein, from the Spring 2007 issue of Interweave Crochet.

And the stunning Babette Blanket, designed by Kathy Merrick, from the Spring 2006 issue of Interweave Crochet:

There were also many fantastic knitted and crocheted garments in the crowd. Sadly, we have photos of only a small sampling of the many beautiful creations we saw last night as I have the attention span of a gnat and was constantly distracted.

Valerie wore a lovely crocheted sweater of her own design:

Jill wore a great crocheted vest, accessorized with a cute little crocheted flower:

Stacey wore a gorgeous cardigan, knit with Rowan Felted Tweed and Kid Silk Haze:

Stacey’s cardigan is NOT lopsided. It just looks that way because of my terrible lack of attention to detail. Sorry about that, Stacey. I clearly need photography lessons.

We were mesmerized by the Babette Blanket:

Kim says it’s an easy project that’s suitable for a beginner. Anyone up for Crochet Boot Camp?

This is the Circle Rug, designed by Donna Hulka, from Crochet Me:

Jackie modelled the “I’m a Crochet Sweater”, designed by Missa Hills, from Crochet Me:

There were many more fantastic samples that we fondled and modelled and lusted after. It’s definitely a new generation of crochet and we love it!

Kim sent us a sweet thank-you note: “I cannot thank you enough for the amazing launch event you put on last night! With so much of my work focused on travelling and far-off places, I was all a-tingle to be here in my hometown, at my LYS, doing my crochet schpiel and meeting people, with friends and family in attendance to boot. It was a very special, and terribly fun night for me. Thank you.”

Thanks Kim. We had tons of fun and were honoured to host such a special event. We’ll do it again sometime soon.

P.S. Check out Kim’s, Julie’s and Carol’s reviews of the event. And Kalin’s fantastic review of the book…

2 Responses to “Crochet Me”

  1. Gaile says:

    New blog? Hurray!

    I wanted to be at the book launch (I’m waaaay out in the suburbs of Maple Ridge), but the flu kept me from being there. I love Babette (it’s been on my want to do list ever since I first saw it). That little circle rug is gorgeous!

    Looks like a fun time was had by all. The photos made me feel like I was (almost) there!

  2. HobbyZu says:

    Seeing all those crocheted creations makes me feel so inspired! One day I may get around to making that Babette blanket. :-)