Good Morning from the beautiful Northern Adirondack Region of New York. It's so sunny outside I decided to look for something fun and colorful to wear. Naturally I turned to Ravelry. That is where I found Addicted 2 the Hook designs and a beautiful layout of patterns full of color! Perfect for Spring! I am so ready for that burst of spring green and the early Spring flowers.
Since Spring flowers come rather later to this part of the USA than other parts we're really still waiting for nature to put on it's coat of many colors. Quite frankly I've had cabin fever for about a month. Addicted 2 The Hook had the answer to my feeling of the blues with fun designs and colors. Jodie Booth lives in Melbourne, Australia. To quote her biography on Ravelry."Hi!
I’m a busy and dedicated mum to 1 girl and 3 boys
Crocheting is my favourite way to relax :)
I write patterns which I love to do,
However, I only write patterns when I get an inspiration, so don’t expect a new pattern every month ;)
Working with my hands allows me to use my creative energy in a very positive and rewarding way." I don't sell my designs because I can't write a pattern worth beans, so it's pretty awesome that Jodie Booth finds time to offer her designs to us isn't it? (especially while we are still waiting on Spring as you can see from the photo)
I love making children's clothes, as my regular readers know by now, so you know I was drawn to the designs of Jodie Booth like a bee to honey. Total crochet catnip! The designs are colorful, unique, fanciful, sweet, practical and not overly complicated! For instance the Poncho Sweater. I must make a correction. Another designer, Cathey Elrod, designed this exact poncho sweater back in 2005. I apologize for any confusion or upset this has caused. To find her pattern click here: pattern . A great way to keep little ones warm while allowing freedom of movement. Then the adorable Rainbow Heart Vest pattern written for a 1-2 year old. It is so sweet. I love the tapered look and it would make a great addition for spring because it's not a heavy garment. Little boys will like Ariki's Basic Hoodie. It's roomy and cozy sized for 1 year through adult it's a super cute idea for family photographs! I may have to make one for myself!
I am NOT the toy expert in the family but I do know what I like and I like Jodie Booth's toy designs! (My daughter is the true amigurumi expert.)
I have never liked clowns. From the first time I saw a clown I have disliked clowns however, Jodie booth has created Ollie the Clown. Reminds me of the clown character that Red Skelton created. He's so cute. Also my favorite animal is the giraffe. Jodie Booth says her Giraffe Toy is her best seller. It's great for cheering up a friend or for the baby's nursery.
One thing that I found on Addicted 2 the Hook's Raverly page is a rather novel baby wearing blanket. Now I used to have a sling for my little ones, way back in the stone ages. My daughter hated being confined, my son loved it. I guess I was technically a "baby wearing" mom. But these days with the internet and new science behind the benefits of holding your baby close, baby wearing is a big deal. I like the idea that babies who are close to mom get so many benefits including increased intelligence and organizational skills. The baby wearing blanket is a great idea. I was always protective of my newborns being passed around or held by people that I didn't know well. I like that the Baby Wearing Blanket gives both mom and baby a little extra protection from the elements of cold wind or rain. Thanks for this Jodie!
You'll find 2 new, fantastic, designs on Addicted 2 the Hook's Ravelry page. The beautiful Heart Scarf and the Heart Poncho. The poncho is sized for children size 1 to adult. Make a cute Mother's day fashion duet wouldn't it? Perfect timing! :)
There is a poncho collection that Jodie Booth has created. I like that they are a little dressy so that each can be worn in different settings. From school or work to a church event. There's the Heart Poncho as mentioned also the Butterfly Poncho sized 1 year to adult, the Virus Poncho (its made with the famous virus shell stitch) Sized 9 months to 8 years, the Chunky Poncho is designed for an adult woman. All of these pieces are stylish and fit with the trends of crocheting now. The Butterfly Poncho and the Virus Poncho also have a matching cardigan. I think you'll agree the patterns are fun and fresh.
Thank you for taking the time to read the blog today. Thank you to Jodie Booth for brightening my day with her lovely designs. If you check out Jodie Booth's Facebook page, you'll see the latest updates. Take a moment to thank her for the fabulous designs.
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