I Want Little Red!


The gorgeous Little Red’s Infinity Hood to crochet designed by Brenda K. B. Anderson.
Photos by Joe Hancock.

From the first line of Brenda K. B. Anderson’s Crochet Ever After: 18 Crochet Projects Inspired by Classic Fairy Tales (“Once upon a time there was a woman who loved yarn.”) to the first sentence of the introduction to the last project, Big Bad Mittens (“Hide Granny in the basement!”), I was smitten.

When we were planning the content for PieceWork’s annual “literary-inspired” issue, I knew I wanted to excerpt from Brenda’s book. But I had a big dilemma–which project? While I do love all of the projects, there is just something about Little Red’s Infinity Hood. Well, of course, there’s the color. If it’s any shade of red, it’s for me. And of course, we all need something to protect us from the creatures of the forest. Most important, however, Little Red’s Infinity Hood is absolutely stunning; it’s a runway-worthy fashion statement.


Detail of Little Red’s Infinity Hood, showing the cables.

And now we have the kit so all of us can create our own Little Red! The glorious 100% alpaca yarn, a copy of the September/October 2015 issue of PieceWork filled with literary-inspired stories and projects, and a copy of Brenda’s book are included. What a sweet package! But it does come with a warning: You’ll face your own dilemma–choosing which project from the 7 in PieceWork and the other 17 in Crochet Ever After to make once you’ve made your own Little Red!