I have here a review copy of Faux Taxidermy Knits: 15 Wild Animal Knitting Patterns by Louise Walker (David & Charles/F+W; $22.99; Available Now).
If I had to sum up this book in one word, that word would be “quirky.” Given a paragraph, I would say that this is a collection of 15 patterns of anima-based knits. The patterns include both wearable items and home decor.
On the back cover, it states that this is a “tongue-in-cheek” collection, and that is for sure. Some of the patterns are brilliant. For example, the “tigerskin” rug is a masterpiece.
I love (and laughed out loud at) the crocodile make-up bag.
The hedgehog slippers are adorable.
As are the bear coasters.
Some of the patterns made me go “huh?’ Like the hanging pheasants:
And the badger head, suitable for wall mounting.
But I can imagine that these have their place — they are just not for me!
Who’d like my review copy of this cute, quirky book?
To be entered in a drawing to win my copy of copy of Faux Taxidermy Knits by Louise Walker, please leave a comment on this blog post by 11:00 am Eastern Time Sunday, March 1, 2015. I’ll draw a winner at random at that time.
Loki is a little concerned about all this taxidermy . . . see how anxious he looks?