As you receive this issue of Talking Crochet, many of you may be gathering ideas, making a to-do list and gearing up for the busiest crocheting season of the year: "The Holidays"! Projects for each and every holiday abound, and there is no shortage of patterns. Designers are continually coming up with clever ways we can use our crochet to enhance the joy of a child on a holiday or to spruce up our home's decor for a special celebration. Be sure to take a short break from your crochet to join in on another annual celebration: I Love Yarn Day.
We'll share several notes from readers about the ripple pattern, from some who want to make dog coats and from some who've shared information about hook clips. And last, but certainly not least, we've got a pattern that works quickly just in time for Halloween.