AH! :D Astro-sama! I found you! No need to reply to this Ask -- I just wanted to say hi, I'm following you now, and this past February I was married to my Canadian fiancée. I hope this message finds you well! =)
Wahoooooo! I was actually thinking about you last week! Congrats!
So. FIL finds out Mon he has cancer in esophagus, liver and lymph nodes. Terminal. Today would have been hado’s cousin’s 25th. OD two years ago-ish. Today his brother (UIL?) finds out he has cancer of kidney and lymph nodes. Unsure of treatment options yet. FIL will be moving in with us shortly until he goes into palliative care. Gonna have to get a storage locker to store some of our stuff (furniture) so he can bring some of his, and for whatever stuff of his he wants before he will pass on/dispose of it.
Please ignore the title. If you can find the book, I highly recommend it. It’s authored by one of my favorite designers, June Gllbank. It goes in detail how-to do every kind of stitch and technique in crochet along with illustrations.
What’s great about this book is that it covers all stitch types and techniques. It’s really useful for when you want to look up a certain stitch type when you’re more comfortable working with advanced stitches and whatnot.
I absolutely recommend this book for beginners, even advanced crocheters. It’s just like the Idiot’s Guide to crochet only with more pictures, diagrams, illustrations and a simpler approach on how stitches are done. It includes projects that progressively get harder while teaching you stitches and techniques. Projects range from simple scarves, amigurumi, bags and outfits.
The book also includes how to read patterns, charts and diagrams which can be daunting for a beginner.