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

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Publisher Comments:

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, ventriloquists 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.

Review:

"In knitting, as in a lot of things, cute can be a four-letter word. Not so with Simpson, largely because the Oxford,England-based knitter brings to her Halloween-themed projects a wicked sense of humor, a healthy dose of irreverence, and more than a dash of mischief. Her 20 projects range from a knitted version of that unkillable blade-handed movie villain (his black button eyes are almost as scary as the movie version's) to a zombie egg cozy (crack off the top of the egg for a dash of brains). Best is the 'Light Up Ghost,' a simple project elevated by the inclusion of an LCD light - make a whole haunted houseful. Simpson introduces each project with fact-filled paragraphs about its inspiration that are so fun to read, the reader will wish she could watch the movies that inspired many of them - A Nightmare on Elm Street, Nosferatu, The Evil Dead - with Simpson and a bucket of popcorn. The book's designers have taken a cue from Simpson's sense of fun, showing monstrous and witchy hands on the knitting needles in the instructional illustrations, and setting up some fun vignettes for the pictures (Baby bassinet hung with a mobile of icky green spiders, anyone?). This may not be a book readers consult to learn how to knit, but they'll be reaching for it even after the haunted holiday for its wit and wickedness. "
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Synopsis:

A diverse range of creepy crafts, from cuddly toys and miniature dioramas to 3D knitted pictures, cosies, and cushion covers.

About the Author

Hannah Simpsons first knitting project at the age of six, a misshapen and holey scarf, was terrifying for all the wrong reasons. She has since had a lot of practice. A die-hard fan of horror and science fiction, she eventually combined her interests, leaving behind the traditional world of knitting to create armies of knitted zombies and classic horror characters which have appeared in print worldwide and are distributed online. She divides her time between freelance internet research and consultancy, knitting, sewing, growing vegetables in window boxes, scouring charity shops for vintage treasures, and making all kinds of weird and wonderful things.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762444175
Author:
Simpson, Hannah
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Subject:
Knitting
Subject:
Home Construction-Decorating by Room
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Color photos throughout, 200 color illus
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.5 x 8.5 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In knitting, as in a lot of things, cute can be a four-letter word. Not so with Simpson, largely because the Oxford,England-based knitter brings to her Halloween-themed projects a wicked sense of humor, a healthy dose of irreverence, and more than a dash of mischief. Her 20 projects range from a knitted version of that unkillable blade-handed movie villain (his black button eyes are almost as scary as the movie version's) to a zombie egg cozy (crack off the top of the egg for a dash of brains). Best is the 'Light Up Ghost,' a simple project elevated by the inclusion of an LCD light - make a whole haunted houseful. Simpson introduces each project with fact-filled paragraphs about its inspiration that are so fun to read, the reader will wish she could watch the movies that inspired many of them - A Nightmare on Elm Street, Nosferatu, The Evil Dead - with Simpson and a bucket of popcorn. The book's designers have taken a cue from Simpson's sense of fun, showing monstrous and witchy hands on the knitting needles in the instructional illustrations, and setting up some fun vignettes for the pictures (Baby bassinet hung with a mobile of icky green spiders, anyone?). This may not be a book readers consult to learn how to knit, but they'll be reaching for it even after the haunted holiday for its wit and wickedness. "
Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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A diverse range of creepy crafts, from cuddly toys and miniature dioramas to 3D knitted pictures, cosies, and cushion covers.
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