From the author of the sensational Knit Your Own Royal Wedding, Knitivity, and Noah's Knits, Fairy Tale Knits lets you bring to life your favorite fairy tale characters as you read along with the stories and look at the gorgeous illustrations and the photographs of each doll. Included are instructions for making 20 beloved characters from stories such as "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," "Little Red Riding Hood," "Rapunzel," "Three Little Pigs," "Beauty and the Beast," and "Hansel and Gretel." Basic knitting stitch techniques are illustrated and explained for beginners, and experienced knitters can try their hands at embellishments and more complex patterns. There's something for everyone in this enchanting book!
32 whimsical patterns for children twelve months to eight years Two timeless traditions-fairy tales and knitting-come together magically in the season's most original knitting book. You'll get patterns to knit pieces that are reminiscent of the world's most beloved fabled characters, including Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Robin Hood, Hansel and Gretel, knights, pirates, and many more. From a fanciful capelet and muff to a playful baby jumper and hat, these are the children's knitting patterns dreams are made of. Richly wrapped in the look and feel of a real storybook, Fairy Tale Knits is saturated with lush photography and a beautiful full-color design. Whether you're a beginner or experienced knitter, these 32 imaginative projects truly make for knitting happily ever after. You'll get 32 patterns for innovative projects kids will love to wear Designs that are wearable for everyday school and play A full-color design featuring lush photography Fairy Tale Knits is a sophisticated and enchanting knitting book you and your children will turn to again and again.
Designer (and singer/songwriter) Stephanie Dosen s knitting creations are topping the charts in the crafts community. Already a favorite on Ravelry.com (where more than 5,000 knitters follow Stephanie/Tiny Owl Knits and love to purchase and knit her patterns for animal-themed hats, wristees, wraps and more), Tiny Owl s beloved designs are on Facebook, Etsy, and are some of the hottest knitting patterns around. Her 2013 Taunton book, "Woodland Knits," has sold more than 12,000 copies to date and Stephanie s audience is eager for more, more, more Stephanie Dosen s Tiny Owl Knits, has quickly gained iconic status among knitters: her patterns are brisk sellouts (at $5.50 per pattern) online, and she has been given feature coverage in both mainstream and knitting magazines, including "Bust," "Handmade Living," "Simply Knitting, "and "Yarn Forward." Today's avid, busy knitters love small patterns that knit up in a day or a weekend and Stephanie s clever knits fill the bill. Right now, knitters also love animal-themed knits, and they can t seem to get enough of Stephanie s delicately beautiful patterns that incorporate deer, fox, owl, and other woodland themes (plus pretty flowers and vines) and look like nothing else on the market. Here are 14 cute, contemporary projects to knit including bunny slippers, baby lamb fingerless gloves, plus hats, wraps, scarves, and much more. Traditional, straightforward stitches combine with wonderful yarns and clever patterns to produce accessories with an expensive boutique look. "
Iconic fairy-tale characters from storybooks, movies, and television inspire this collection of magical knitting patterns perfect for modern knights, villains, and princesses. Once again, Genevieve Miller taps a wide range of contributors (from knitwear designers to students) to create a collection of 28 wearables, accessories, and toys that can be knit for adults or kids. Inspired by the recent resurgence of fairy-tale and fantasy characters, these projects draw from classic stories as well as pop-culture phenomena featuring romantic, feminine costumes. Projects range from kid- and teen-friendly animals hats to an Alice in Wonderland beret to a crystal-embellished vest fit for a Snow Queen, adding a little dress-up fun to knitters' everyday wardrobes.
Extraordinary independent scholar of comparative religion and mythology Walker examines a time when the Goddess and her consort/son ruled supreme and forward into the era when the patriarchy usurped Her worship.
'In general Glory is my happiest thing.' 'The fun of Glory is . . . to be sought in the echoing and linking of minor events, in back-and-forth switches, which produce an illusion of impetus; in an old daydream directly becoming the blessing of the ball hugged to one's chest, or in the casual vision of Martin's mother grieving beyond the time-frame of the novel in an abstraction of the future that the reader can only guess at, even after he has raced through the last seven chapters where a regular madness of structural twists and a masquerade of all characters culminate in a furious finale, although nothing much happens at the very end - just a bird perching on a wicket in the greyness of a wet day' - Vladimir Nabokov
"This collection, while offering a mass of information about the period and its drama, also stands as a memorial.... The brave new days of the 1960s are past and it is good to have this book to remind us of them." --Japan Times A major renaissance in Japanese theater occurred in the 1960s. During this period, the implications of Japan's prewar actions as well as its postwar materialistic course were interrogated with fierce intensity. Nowhere was the depth and dynamism of this cultural questioning more clearly expressed than in theater. Fueling the explosion of seminal theater activity that took place was the generation of young artists who are the focus of Alternative Japanese Drama. Foreword by J. Thomas Rimer
This anthology is the first to survey the full range of modern Japanese drama and make available JapanÕs best and most representative twentieth- and early-twenty-first-century works in one volume. Divided into six chronological sections: ÒThe Age of Taisho DramaÓ; The Tsukiji Tsukiji Little Theater and Its AftermathÓ; ÒWartime and Postwar DramaÓ; ÒThe 1960s and Underground TheaterÓ; ÒThe 1980s and BeyondÓ; and ÒPopular Theater,Ó the collection opens with a comprehensive introduction to Meiji period drama and provides an informal yet complete history of twentieth-century Japanese theater for students, scholars, instructors, and dramatists. The collection features a mix of original and previously published translations of works, among them plays by such writers as Masamune Hakucho (The Couple Next Door), Enchi Fumiko (Restless Night in Late Spring), Abe Kobo (The Man Who Turned into a Stick), Morimoto Kaoru (A WomanÕs Life), Kara Juro (Two Women), Terayama Shuji (Poison Boy), Noda Hideki (Poems for Sale), and Mishima Yukio (The Sardine SellerÕs Net of Love). Leading translators include Donald Keene, J. Thomas Rimer, Mitsuyra Mori, M. Cody Poulton, John Gillespie, Mari Boyd, and Brian Powell. Each section features an introduction to the developments and character of the period, notes on the playsÕ productions, and photographs of their stage performances. The volume complements any course on modern Japanese literature and any study of modern drama in China, Korea, or other Asian or contemporary Western nation.