I often say about crochet, “There is nothing new under the sun,” because I’ve been at it for over forty years!
That’s not to say that the book isn't lovely. In Poetic Crochet, Sara Hartmann has found a way to use classic and simple crochet stitches to almost magically explore construction technique and shawl shapes to create beautiful drape and simple sophistication. She has used a great selection of yarns in her designs, some from traditional big box manufacturers and many from independent spinners and dyers. Paired with her great design ideas, she achieves some astonishing results from simple everyday stitches.
"Winter slumbering in the open air, wears on his smiling face a dream of Spring!" Samuel Taylor Coleridge