Recent Book Purchase: Crochet One-Skein Wonders

My sister and I were out of town with my father, and we decided (like we often do) to stop by Books-a-Million. I had not intended to purchase any crochet books, but lo and behold, I came cross this lovely and tempting delight, "Crochet One-Skein Wonders" edited by Judith Durant & Edi Eckman
This book is a collection of 101 projects that you should be able to create with just one skein of yarn. The projects are divided into sections, based on yarn type: Thread, Lace Weight, Super-
Fine Weight, Fine Weight, Light Weight, Medium Weight and Bulky Weight. The Lace Weight section only has two projects (both of them scarves) while the Super-Fine Weight and Medium Weight sections have the most projects.

So far, what I'm loving about this book is the pure inspiration it provides. The photography is amazing and complements the finished products pictured beautifully. I'm not too consistent with finishing patterns, but I love looking at the projects pictured, so I am actually eager to start on something. 

The one thing that is getting on my nerves is that most of the projects are in the Super-Fine Weight section. I really don't own a lot of Super-Fine Weight yarn: my stash is dominated by worsted weight yarn, mostly by the Red Heart brand. So I'm thinking of of trying out some of the Super-Fine Weight projects out with Medium Weight yarns. But that might result in me using more than one skein or having a much larger version of the project. Still, the Medium Weight section does have some lovely projects I can try: mostly hats, scarves, and bags. 

My final thought so far is that this is a great book to have in your crochet or needlework library, as a resource on how to use up some extra skeins of yarn. It may even be good to have whenever you need to fulfill a quick yearning for a fast project. This isn't my favorite crochet book, but it's still a great book. 

Here are the stand out projects that I want to try later:

  • Blooming Blossom Coasters (I will probably convert them into earrings)
  • Switchback Scarf
  • Putting on the Glitz Shrug
  • Bonnie's Peep Toes