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Knit and Crochet–Once you learn you cannot stop!

If you read my earlier posts, you know that I have always had difficulty learning to crochet because I am left handed.  I recently found a fabulous book that gave left handed instruction and am now crocheting my tushy off.  I have already finished my first project, a neck warmer cowl, which I plan to send to my mother soon…whether she likes it or not.  Now that I have learned, I cannot seem to stop.

 

That brings me to today’s shops.  Both shops offer knit and crochet items.

The first shop is Asu Crochet Shop.  Asu offers some really amazing crochet shawls, wraps, gloves, scarves, and even some traditional Turkish Yemeni Oya.  Look at the details on this beautiful blue shawl:

Multicolor Shawl

 

The second shop today is AutumnAnd Amber.  Amber’s shop caters more to a younger crowd than Asu, and offers fingerless gloves, legwarmers, scarves and even some crocheted “monsters”.  Take a look at these fabulous gloves.  If I lived somewhere colder, I would snap these up in a heartbeat.

Tan fingerless gloves

Tan fingerless gloves

 

I hope you enjoy these shops and please come back for the next reviews.


Hand Knitted Sushi with animorphicecho

Ok, so several people in my life have tried to teach me to crochet. I can crochet a single line until the end of days, but cannot for the life of me make the turn and come back down the line. This is probably due to my being left handed and every teacher I had trying to teach me right handed. Those of you lefty’s out there know what I mean. It is very difficult for a right handed person to translate the steps in a way that a lefty can use and just as difficult for a lefty to visually make the changes themselves. So, after years of on and off trying to get it, I have given up and left the knitting and crocheting to the experts, like Katie Brown, the owner of today’s Etsy shop review.

Katie specializes in “Amigurumi (a-me-goo-roo-me): The Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals and anthropomorphic creatures.” A quick trip around her shop will show you stuffed Santas, ninjas, owls, cats, bunnies, and even a skeleton or two. These things are so cute its funny.

In true Japanese style, Anamorphicecho even sells hand knitted sushi! Check out this full tray of sushi and nigiri all handmade from knitted yarn.

Full Set knitted Sushi by anamorphicecho

Head on over to Katie’s shop, Anamorphicecho, on Etsy.