I finally (finally!) picked up a copy of the new issue of Family Circle Easy Crochet (Fall/Winter 2005). I’d been meaning to stop by and check for it at Books-A-Million but never quite made it. In a stroke of lucky convenience, I found it while grocery shopping at Harris Teeter a couple of days ago. I felt a tad gulity snapping up their last two copies, so I hope they restock it.
I am elated, moved, and proud to see Crochetville mentioned (page 10) in their four-page spread called get hooked: what’s new, what’s next, what’s hot. Thank you, thank you, thank you to all C’ville members; it wouldn’t be a community without you. And many thanks also to my co-admins and mods who help keep the place running smoothly.
As for the mag itself? I haven’t yet taken the time to read the patterns in detail, but I love the way they present crochet. Modern, fun, and for everybody. No over-coiffed blonde models who’ve been told to look as vacuous as possible. And the fact that this good mag is put out by Family Circle–mainstream enough for me to pick up a copy in the grocery store–is, without a doubt, good for crochet because it makes it more accessible.
The next issue of Family Circle Easy Crochet (Spring/Summer 2006) is scheduled to be out on newsstands April 18, 2006.