Do you know your Stegosaurus from your Velociraptor - or a Diplodocus from a Triceratops? If not, then this fun and fact-filled book of prehistoric knitting projects is a must-have. All dino-obsessed children and grown-ups alike will love these quirky knitted toys and with 15 different patterns to choose from there is no excuse not to get knitting.
Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne are back with a new title in the Best in Show series. This time they have turned back time and delved into the fascinating prehistoric world with a collection of new patterns for dinosaurs and other creatures. There are twelve realistic knitting patterns for all the favourites, with a terrifying T-rex, a soaring Pterodactyl and a towering Woolly Mammoth. More obscure creatures include the turtle-like Archelon, and the tiny (but vicious) Velociraptor. Informative fact files and idiosyncratic descriptions of the various species accompany beautiful photography, making this book irresistible for both keen knitters and dinosaur enthusiasts.
This is the ultimate guide for the absolute beginner. For those with little or no knitting experience, this simple-to-learn, project-based book will start with the basics and take you through the initial stages of this fun and creative craft. Each technique is clearly explained and accompanied by a stylish project to make, so that you can put your newly acquired knowledge into practice. Demonstrate your new skills to friends and family with designs that include a hobo bag, beanie hat or clutch bag Beginners will learn all the essentials, from how to hold needles, cast on and off, make a tension swatch and form the basic knit and purl stitches, to how to knit stripes, cable, rib and lace, plus shape their knitting and add buttonholes. Clear step-by-step illustrations and beautifully shot photographs of the finished projects are included throughout, making it both practical and inspirational - the ideal book for want-to-be knitters!
** Winner of the 2008 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Anthology** In 1919 Sigmund Freud published an essay that delved deep into the tradition of horror writing and claimed to understand one of its darkest tricks. Like a mad scientist, he performed literary vivisection on a still-breathing body of work, exploring its inner anatomy, and pulling out mysterious organs for classification. His aim: to present to the world a complete theory of ‘das unheimliche’, the uncanny. In the spirit of this great experiment, 14 leading authors have here been challenged to write fresh fictional interpretations of what the uncanny might mean in the 21st century, to update Freud’s famous checklist of what gives us the creeps, and to give the hulking canon of uncanny fiction a shot in the arm, a shock to the neck-bolts... 'It’s not too great a stretch to see Comma as the literary equivalent of Factory Records.' - The Herald, 2 Dec. 'Delightful and disturbing' - The Independent on Sunday, 14 Dec. 'A masterclass in understated creepiness... a deliciously macabre collection that the old Austrian might well have enjoyed.' - Book of the Week, Time Out, 12 Jan. 'If we need the uncanny – and I suspect we do – then we also need it updating... laudable.' - Book of the Week, The Independent, 2 Jan. 'A bold idea.' - The Guardian, 3 Jan.
The perfect book for anyone looking to make unique outfits and toys for kids, Baby Knits Made Easy will inspire knitters of all skill level with more than 50 projects. Simple hats, blankets, and nursery items can be made in just a few hours! More advanced patterns such as a jacket, Fair Isle jumper, and an adorable toy will inspire the experienced knitter. Patterns include options for boys and girls, in addition to patterns and specifically for newborns and toddlers, from blankets and beanie hats to a trendy knitted dress. Most patterns are easily adaptable to suit ages 0-3 years.
For the fourth installment of Rhonda Parrish's Alphabet Anthologies, contributors were challenged to write about dinosaurs. The resulting twenty-six stories contain widely different interpretations of the dinosaur theme and span the spectrum from literal to metaphoric. Within these stories -- set in alternative histories, far-flung futures and times just around the corner -- dinosaurs whimper and waste away or roar and rage. People can be dinosaurs, as can ideas, fictions and flesh. Knitted dinosaurs share space with ghostly, genetically engineered and even narcotic ones. Teenagers must embrace their inner dinosaurs in order to find peace and belonging, a dying woman duels a God in a far future city that echoes aspects of our past, an abused wife accompanies her husband on a hunt for an ancient power and finds more than she could ever have imagined and a girl with wonderful magical powers stumbles across the bones of a giant long-dead lizard. And so much more!
“You'll be coming back time and time again to knit these sweet and simple projects.” Review of Knitted Animal Socks, Mitts, and Scarves, Knitting magazine Cover your head and feet in animal fun with these 35 knitting patterns, including hats for all ages, and simple stretchy socks for everyone from babies to adults. Combine your love of knitting with your love of animals and make these stylish accessories featuring your favourite creatures. This new collection of knitting patterns for socks and hats covers you top to toe in amazing designs by Fiona Goble. There are patterns for babies, toddlers, and children, including teddy bear booties, unicorn socks and even a pug dog hat, but there are also plenty of makes for teens and adults too, including reindeer socks, and a llama hat. The sock patterns are designed to be simple and straightforward, while the hats will fit many sizes. Whether you prefer cuddly cats or colourful cockatiels, fluffy foxes or perky piglets, you will find something here to suit you.
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Discover patterns for 750 different geometric designs; 10 step-by-step projects suitable for all skill levels; instructions for knitting techniques such as intarsia, Fair Isle, beading, and more. Features approximately 1000 color photos, illustrations, and diagrams throughout.
Toys, Clothes and Furnishings for a Beautiful Baby's Room
Author: Tina Barrett
Publisher: Guild of Master Craftsman Publications Limited
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
It's never too soon to start making memories, and there's no better place to start than Home Sewn Nursery, the complete guide for creating a bold, bright nursery stitched with love and originality. These 20 irresistibly adorable and very simple projects cover a delightful mix of items for every occasion: clothes and shoes, toys and games, and nursery accessories. A basics section plus a pullout pattern sheet make the sewing easy!