(Bonus points to anyone who knows what I'm talking about)
I had a whole post typed about how we're on this rollercoaster right now, but it sounded whiny.
So instead, I'd like to talk about why crocheting gets a bad rap. In The Happy Hooker, Debbie Stoller discusses the awful patterns published for crochet. I was at the library and grabbed some books our of curiousity, to see if what she said was true. I offer for you enjoyment some kick-butt crochet projects:
from "Crocheting For The Home" (1977) I offer you the crocheted birdcage
and from "McCall's Crochet Treasury" (also 1977) , which offered almost too many to choose from, please enjoy the Flower-Color Gown
I was able to find one usable pattern from each book. That's just sad.