After being so terribly disgusted with all of the major crochet magazines and fugly ass fun fur patterns and pattern books that cater only to the novice crocheter, this book is quite refreshing (not a freakin' doily in sight!). Leave it to Debbie to do it up right! These patterns are wearable and trendy.
I love the accessories such as clutch bags (pg. 137), the fat-bottom bag (pg. 155) and the 'ruffled corset belt' (pg. 231). I also like the 'Cupcake' top (pg. 165), maybe in not such a pastel-like color; short 'n sweet shrug (pg. 169); I love, love, love the 'prepster' jacket (pg. 191), it'll look great witht at pair of dark wash jeans. My son has already gone wild of the 'jolly roger' sweater (pg. 199); and my first project from this book will most likely be the 'unseamly sweater' (pg. 203), which is my favorite project. Oh, I must mention the 'froufrou' sweater (pg. 211); the 'baroque' jacket (pg. 217). In my opinion, this book is well worth every penny!