Get Hooked, Again

Crafty crochet books by Kim Werker for tweens, teens, and grown-ups
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    November 27th, 2007KimFree Patterns

    I have been a bad, bad author. Get Hooked Again has been on shelves for nearly two months, and I didn’t have the promised hat pattern up on the site until today! So, please take a moment to send me a long-distance smack to the forehead.

    And now that you’ve gotten that out of your system, might I appease you by also putting up a second pattern? I thought so.

    Enjoy!

    Peek-a-Boo Flower HatPeek-a-Boo Flower Hat

    Dreaming-of-Spring Flower Bracelets Dreaming-of-Spring Bracelets

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    May 16th, 2007KimBuy the Book

    Get Hooked Again coverFor over a year, now, a follow-up to Get Hooked has been in the works. Fifteen brand new patterns and awesome tutorials will rock your world! The book will come out in early October; look for a free pattern, coming soon!

    It’s up for pre-order on Amazon, and I’m so in love with the photos and illustrations (again). Designs in the book are by some of the best up-and-coming crochet designers today:

    Illustrations are by Cynthia Frenette. Photos are by Pamela Bethel and Angela Fama.

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    April 2nd, 2007KimIn General


    Crocheting = Good for Babies
    Originally uploaded by kpwerker.

    All the pretty pictures made baby M. happy. Hee hee! In a few years I’ll have to teach him how to crochet.

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    February 26th, 2007KimIn General



    Ripple-Along!

    Originally uploaded by kpwerker.

    Wanna join in on some super simple crochet fun? Also, wanna bust through some of your yarn stash? I thought so! Join us, won’t you?

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    February 19th, 2007KimReviews

    What a pleasant surprise! i picked up the spring 2007 issue of FC Easy Crochet this weekend, and there was Get Hooked right there on page 14. Cool! Here’s what they say about the book:

    “Though it’s aimed at the middle-school set, too-cool patterns (including punky fingerless gloves and a pleated miniskirt) may convince you to pick up a copy of this beginner book for yourself. The author… offers clear instructions and hip Web resources in addition to such extras as info on dyeing yarn with Kool-Aid, forming crochet clubs, and choosing movies to crochet by.”

    I’m literally drooling to make the colorwork bag in this magazine. Gotta meet some more deadlines before I get all reckless and start fun projects, though.

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    February 7th, 2007KimReviews

    Get Hooked was awarded a 4-star (out of 4!) review and is listed as “highly recommended” by The Manitoba Library Association‘s Canadian Review of Materials.

    “This book will hook you from the moment you see the cover with its vibrant colours, fresh faced models and really cool crocheted items…

    The book begins with an Introduction: Why Crochet? In language that will appeal to tweens and teens, the author says why crocheting is an addictive pastime but also warns that it is important to take frequent breaks to stretch your fingers and rotate your wrists. Excellent advice I did not expect to find in this book. Informative hints and tidbits appear throughout this extremely user-friendly manual. Interesting asides such as crocheting for charity, using hoop earrings as stitch markers, how to start a crochet club or host a crocheting party and how to felt yarn all help keep this craft book inspirational.”

    The reviewer’s daughter loved the book, and has even made a few projects from it. The review is quite long; I only quoted a small bit of it. Woo hoo!

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    February 5th, 2007KimBuy the Book

    Run, don’t walk! Elann.com is offering Get Hooked at a can’t-beat-it $6.95US.

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    January 29th, 2007KimBuy the Book

    Ok, so not to imply that you’re no longer hooked, but Get Hooked Again: Simple Steps to Crochet More Cool Stuff is open for pre-ordering on Amazon.com! We don’t even have a final cover yet, and we’re still in the editing stage. I haven’t even seen proofs of the book yet. But look for well over a dozen fun, simple projects for beginners and non-beginners alike! More info about the book to come. Amazon says it’ll ship in October. Whee!

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    December 29th, 2006KimIn General

    I’m the new editor of Interweave Crochet magazine! More info on crochetme.com. Whee!

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    December 18th, 2006KimInterviews, Reviews

    When we were in New York for the MOTC book tour, I had the pleasure of spending time with crochet designer Dora Ohrenstein (look for a fab design of hers in Chain Reaction next fall). She’s just published our chat in Crochet Insider. Check it out for all sorts of stuff about Crochet Me, my terrible singing voice, the hotness of crochet right now, and why it’s important to write well.

    Amy O’Neill Houck also wrote a great review of Get Hooked (scroll down), in which she describes it as, “the book my young crochet students have been looking for.” Awesome. (Full disclosure: Amy designed an awesome tie-front vest for Chain Reaction, but that’s no reason for her to like Get Hooked so much, right?)

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