Monday, April 25, 2011

If you can knit a dog, you can knit a prince....

Do you knit? Tired of the same ol' socks 'n' sweaters 'n' hats 'n' scarves?

Wanna try something different and wind up with some companions to sit by your side quietly while you indulge in your favorite hobby? Why not knit your own dog or craft a yarn replica of a member of Britain's royal family?

Knit Your Own Dog: Easy to Follow Patterns for 25 Pedigreed Pooches, by Sally Muir & Joanna Osborne, is the perfect book for someone looking for a low maintenance pet. It may take you a while to create the pooch, but once he's there, he'll be the perfect, decorative couch potato of your dreams.

If you'd like to choose your breed, The has posted a slideshow of some of the dogs, plus provides a free pattern for the Jack Russell Terrier (the Parson Russell Terrier here in the U.S.) I'm partial to the Border Collie, myself, but the Old English Sheepdog is particularly charming.

Knit Your Own Royal Wedding by Fiona Goble is a recent addition to our collection. This is the ultimate piece of royal wedding memorabilia. Probably it's too late to create a cuddlesome royal for the particular wedding coming up, but you could anticipate the future. Remember, Prince Harry isn't claimed yet.

Want to see more? View the book trailer.
Or watch the saucy comedian Graham Norton introduce the royal yarn on his show.

These books are so cool. I wish _I_ could knit. Wait! We have books and DVDs that could help me learn!

If YOU'd like to knit away with one of these titles, follow the links to place a hold or contact us, the Adult Services Librarians, at The Urbana Free Library

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