Last Saturday I had the privilege of attending a much anticipated book launch.
“PUUR haken” by the lovely and very talented Maaike van Koert, aka “creJJtion” (link to blog here) was officially presented to the world.
The event took place in Dordrecht, at the beautiful “Textielfabrique” on the gorgeous sunny Summer day that August 9th turned out to be.
Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words – looking at my happy smile in some of the photos that were taken at the event I have to agree with that. It’s pretty clear I had a wonderful time and so loved to – finally – meet Maaike in person.
After I had gotten my copies of “PUUR haken”, I simply had to have a look at the book before returning home and so I stopped at nearby “Zusjes” for a coffee and did just that.
Liked what I saw instantly – first impression: beautiful photography, lovely patterns, great diversity in projects, fantastic styling all through the book, in short: very “creJJtion”.
Many closer looks later, I can honestly vouch that this book is already one of my favorite crochet books. And you know, the funny thing is – I am not your regular pastel kind of person, but I so love the pastel touch in Maaike’s book and projects. So much so, that I have already started her beautiful “Summer Shawl” in a soft pink and I’m loving it ……
I don’t know about you, but I like to cook and for that very reason I find pleasure in “reading” cookbooks, just like I would read a novel. The same thing happens when it comes to one of my other passions: crochet, and “PUUR haken” wins the prize for readability.
Such a joy to read this book, looking at the beautiful photography, deciding which project(s) will be ranking highest on the “must-make”-list.
The attention to detail (I so love the little drawings throughout the book), the well-explained patterns (in text as well as charts and photos) it all deserves a big compliment!
Right now the book is only available in Dutch, but since all patterns in the book have their full crochet charts drawn out, that should not be a problem for non-Dutch crocheters.
All in all: a must have for the crochet-lover!