This one only came out in 2016, so it’s not nearly as old as the other book we covered in this issue. But similar to that book, there’s a different value to be placed on this book (hint – it’s definitely not just for crocheters).
While I am a crocheter, when I thumbed through this book, I realized that its value is really in teaching me ideas about relaxing a bit, taking it all in, and just truly appreciating what I have.
Those are all things that almost every crafter can benefit from.
Lots of Feel-good Tips
In many of the patterns, there are these feel-good tips. And while they’re related to the project, most of them work for you even if you don’t make that project.
Just General Good-for-you Crafting Tips
I’ve pictured the Focus ones, but there are a bunch more as well such as Finding Joy and Friendship and Dream (and lots more). Many of them are quick things you can add to your life!
For Crochet and Lots of Other Crafts, too
While this tip is to be used in that same project, in reality we could use it in lots of others too.
Why Don’t More Books Have This?
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Table of Contents. Many times, I’ve thought that a book I was reading needed to show pictures. And not just crafting – cooking comes to mind too.
The fact that this book has this should tell you the kind of care that the author put into this book. I received it years ago for review, but it continues to earn its keep. Get it on Amazon (at time of publishing, this was under $20)
About the Reviewer: Jody Richards
Jody is the founder and lead editor of Knotions. She loves poring over stitch dictionaries and trying out new stitches.
She’s also on a mission to get everyone to embrace the blocking. And, to avoid using garter stitch edges in swatches.
And while she likes all things crafting (well ok, except that one thing), yarn crafts are her true love (and she has the stash to prove it).