First, the facts:
Author: Anna Hrachovec
Published by: Watson-Guptill, 2010
1. Let’s Get Started
2. Fierce Creatures
3. Random Objects
4. Impractical Wearables
5. Nano Knits
Pattern Size Range: Text
The In-Depth Look:
This isn’t normally my kind of book. Amigurumi isn’t my something I usually get excited about. I mean, I love cute things as much as the next person, but the idea of cute little knitted creatures isn’t something I am usually drawn to.
This book, though? I have to be honest. It made me smile. Chuckle. Giggle, even.
It’s just fun.
These aren’t practical patterns, as a rule, but they’re not meant to be. Sure, there’s a muff that could keep your hands warm, and “feet-eater” slippers, but for the most part? These are just cute things to look at, fun little things to play with. And there’s not a darn thing wrong with that.
Can I think of a reason to put wigs on pigs? Or a reason a moose would think it was a bird (and have lots of little, round bird friends)? Well, no, but that’s not really the point. They’re adorable and diverting and just darn cute.
Squirrels on wheels. A grouchy couch. Human beans. All entertainingly photographed. Because, yes, the photographs are just as adorable as the designs. Like the hamsters on their wheel, or the TV Guy eating a tv dinner. Creative.
All designs are presented with suggestions on who might be interested in each design. “Make me for late sleepers who love surprises.” “Make us for fungis … fun girls?” “Make us for urban aspriants or refugees.”
Yes, it’s definitely safe to say I liked this book. It’s really not practical in the least, and it’s not even a style of knitting that usually appeals to me, but it won me over at the first flip-through.
If you’re feeling silly and a little frivolous, you should definitely check out this book, available at Amazon.com. After all, who wants to be serious all the time?
This review copy was kindly donated by Watson-Guptill. Thank you!