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Knitmare on Elm Street : 20 projects that go bump in the night
Simpson, Hannah
Adult Nonfiction TT829 .S545 2012

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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. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


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