Modern Baby Crochet by Sharon Zientara was what today’s subject on the Yarn Thing podcast with Marly Bird.
It may seem like just yesterday, but it was actually last August that Sharon was our guest sharing her earlier book, Quick Crocheted Accessories. (Here is the link to the patterns in Ravelry.)
Sharon may be feeling very inspired lately, as she shared that she went on a trip to Shetland Islands, England, Scotland (in fact, she was editing the patterns for this new book while she was there) traveling with June Hemmons Hiatt. She met the World’s Fastest Knitter Hazel Tindall (who says she’s NOT the fastest), visited the Jamison Woolen Mills being now run by their son, Gary.
Modern Baby Crochet is a collection of many designers patterns. The book includes pieces from many designers and quite a few of Sharon’s ideas. Sharon says this is the second in a series about three skeins, the first was Quick Crocheted Accessories, and has complementary series for knitters by Tanis Gray, all published by Interweave. Sharon named the designs after her own nieces and nephews and says when selecting yarns for projects for kids, she thinks about the care ‘is it machine washable?’ With her Parker Pants, she thought out how little ones love to move as she says in the description “the yarn has just the right amount of stretch to allow baby to be active and agile”.
How hard it must have been to choose this collection, the cuteness factor must have been completely overwhelming! For instance, Brenda KB Anderson’s Spike the Hedgehog hat is something many adults would wish for because it is SUCH FUN! Brenda also created the cover piece, Ladybug the Dachshund sweater. We also spotted the fun cabled Dylan hoodie by Anastasia Popova and say, Don’t Be Afraid of Zippers! So many of these are enticing, Sharon says she’s considering a pair of Zoe the Cat slippers for her own niece.
We can continue to follow Sharon’s design adventures in Ravelry. She told us she’s going back to school to study veterinary medicine, so we look forward to what she will have time to share with us.
If you missed getting to hear this episode live, you are still able to listen to it as an archived episode where it aired originally: https://www.blogtalkradio.com/yarnthing/2016/06/02/modern-baby-crochet-by-sharon-zientara or in your favorite podcast catcher like iTunes or Stitcher Radio.