Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Knitmare on Elm Street: 20 Projects that Go Bump in the Night

Title: Knitmare on Elm Street: 20 Projects that Go Bump in the Night
Published: August 2012
Synopsis from Goodreads

Knitmare on Elm Street offers an edgy and imaginative collection of knitting projects. Perfect for the fall/Halloween season, it shows an alternative take on the traditional craft designed to appeal to the modern knitter in search of something a little different.

Ghoulishly inclined knitting enthusiasts can create a diverse range of creepy crafts, from cuddly toys and miniature dioramas to 3Dknitted pictures, laptop cosies, and cushion covers. Clear instructions written in a down-to-earth and humorous tone make the projects uncomplicated for beginners. Tips on how to incorporate light, sound, and trickier techniques into the projects allow the more advanced to take their knitting to the next spooky dimension.

Projects include: a plush monkey with miniature cymbals, ventriloquist’s dummy hand puppet, Haitian voodoo doll, sideshow carnival finger puppet theater, and a spinning monster carousel with optional light and sound effects, and much more.

This book is just too freaking cute!!

Even though I couldn't make anything out of it I loved looking at the monster illustrated hands that instructed us throughout the book. Just too cute!! And they weren't just one kind. There were witch hands, werewolf hands, zombie hands, Frankenstein hands. Just sooo cute!

And you can there was a lot of love put into this book. The photos are great as are the instructions.

My only regret is that I couldn't make anything. Almost everything was knit in DPNs and I can't work with them. But that didn't stop me from enjoying this book. Every project made me squee with delight!

If you are a fan of Halloween and can work with DPNs then this book is for you. Sooo cute!!

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