How great is the internet?!
Before I start this ramble, I should tell you that I am pretty useless at it. My sister set up my blog for me and told me how to work it, I have a flickr account but I'm not sure what to do with it, I can't play with my photos or the layout of my blog and I have never bought anything on line.
I can email.
The other day after crocheting the top of the Maisie cardigan out of vintage crochet by Susan Cropper, I got stuck on the exact placing of the stitches needed to make the dress bit. I had a few tries but I didn't feel confident.
So I put it aside for a few days and started something new, but then I remembered the baby due any minute and decided I had no choice but to finish it.
So I went back and had a look at the pattern and saw that the designer of the pattern was Alicia Paulson. I then checked the designer biographies at the back of the book and there I found her blog address. Once I found her blog Posie Gets Cozy, it was easy to find her email address.
So I emailed Alicia, she emailed me back and I finished the cardigan.
What would have happened in the days before email?
Would I have sent her a letter all the way to America and waited for her reply to get back to Australia?
Would I have given up or made it up?
Who knows. But its pretty cool that in 24 hours I can have personal advice from the designer herself don't you think?
This Maisie cardigan was crocheted from eight ply cotton found in the bargain room at Bendigo Woollen Mills. It was crocheted for a baby due last Friday, a baby that will make Indi's best friend a big sister.
Wrist warmers for Indi from this wool from Purl's Palace are my next crochet project.
Does anybody have a good pattern?
Have fun out there. XX