I love thrift shops. You can get awesome deals on just about anything. Lately, I’ve been on the hunt for yarn and crochet books. Up until two weeks ago my searches yielded quite a nice collection of yarn but no crochet books. Finally I hit the jackpot! I found a book from 1985 titled “The 7 Day Afghan Book” by Jean Leinhauser & Rita Weiss. It’s got over 50 patterns for crochet blankets, there are patterns for knitted afghans as well but it’s mostly filled with pattern after pattern of oh so delicious crochet and the best part…wait for it…I paid 50 cents for it!!! Happy dance, oh yeah!
The colors are so very 1985 but they can easily be updated. I can’t wait to sink my teeth into one of these patterns.
I Also received three other crochet books from my sister-in-law as part of a crochet package she put together for my birthday this past June. I’m building quite the nice crochet reference library and this too, makes me happy. I love books, I love to live surrounded by them. It’s been difficult these past few years moving around Southern California and not have access to my book collection. Sadly, they have been packed away in storage waiting for the day my family and I find a place to call our forever home.