Ok. Most of the world does not celebrate Bastille Day – the French version of the USA Independence Day on July 4 is their July 14 Bastille Day. How do I know this? Once upon a time, I majored in French for 3 of my 4 years of undergraduate college. The things you didn’t know about me…..
While I was wandering through the internet looking for French crochet, I ran across this wonderful article about crochet and Paris. How apt! On the same blog, I found this cool Signet Ring Pattern. I can see this over sized ring finding its way to the hand of many a fair young princess, can’t you?
The story about crochet in Paris, complete with a picture of a unique crochet gift can be seen here. Très charmant! (Hope I got that right!) The last time I was in Paris (sounds like a song title, right?) in 2001, I purchased a lovely and very dressy crocheted scarf – worked in black thread with gold metallic accents. It cost a small fortune and I ended up gifting it to someone as I never wore it. On the flight home from Paris, I crocheted a wonderful freeform heart piece that I ended up giving to someone as a housewarming gift. So, I have no Paris crochet of my own - and no pictures.
So, in honor of our French amies (and amis), I suggest you visit Shelby Allaho’s blog where you can see some French crochet, read about what sounds like a great crochet book (Le Crochet), and maybe work up your own Signet Ring too.
By jd wolfe