For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb
Psalm 139:13

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

blog hop: Faux Taxidermy Knits (& giveaway!)




Remember when I knitted Mr Owl
I totally adored him and he was a pattern by the fabulous Louise Walker. You're probably familiar with her awesome knitted critters (and wigs. Let's not forget the wigs, people). Well, needless to say I was pretty excited when I found she had her own book of quirky knitted creatures coming out.
Blog hop it is, then.


Yup, feast your eyes on that knitted goodness, my friends. I've had a sneak peek at a copy and I can tell you Faux Taxidermy Knits is one nifty pattern book. Inside is a collection of 15 playful, taxidermy-inspired designs. Think glamorous vintage fur meets silly yarny fun. There's stuff to wear and stuff to feather your nest with, including stylish stoles, guilt-free trophy heads and a rather stunning tiger rug. The patterns are easy to follow and have clear diagrams with them, plus the styling and photography throughout is a bit gorgeous. Gah, what's not to like?

These clever designs are some of my favourites, but there's also an adorable owl tea cosy that I'm itching to get my needles into and a fuzzy raccoon hat that's the perfect balance of Moonrise Kingdom and Jebediah Springfield.  






WIN A COPY!
I've got a copy of Faux Taxidermy Knits by Louise Walker to giveaway to one of you guys! So exciting. All you need to do to be in with a chance is leave a comment below with your email address. I'll pick a winner on October 1st 2014. 

Otherwise, you can grab a copy of the book here, and find similarly glorious knitting and crochet books here

And the blog hop continues into September! Be sure to check out the iMake post from yesterday and Thimbleanna's post on Friday. You can see the whole blog hop schedule here. There will be all kinds of  knitty goodness plus more chances to win a copy. 

19 comments:

  1. oh gosh I've been following Louise on instagram and twitter and I have my eyes on this book so so badly! I really fancy it myself, and the blog hop idea is a grand one, glad it's introduced me to yours :) I have my fingers crossed for myself ^^
    jenny xx- prettycolumn@gmail.com

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  2. Fingers crossed! kaitlin.gates(at)gmail.com

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  3. I would so love to win!! Silly.Stitches@yahoo.com

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  4. Oh, man, I love this! How creative is this woman?

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  5. OMG, I love her knits! Good stuff. :) elysa222 @ yahoo.com

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  6. You got me at the coasters. Love them! :-)

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  7. I would love to knit some of the bear mug rugs---they are so cute!

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  8. Love the coasters!! Would love to win a copy of this fun book...

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  10. Wow - such an original idea! I'd love to knit something from this book - would be such a talking point! Thanks for the opportunity :)
    hilda.quilts@gmail.com

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  11. I would love to win this book - I love the fox scarf especially!

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  12. I love the faux fox stole. I always saw really lovely ladies wearing the real thing over their very expensive suits when I was a child and was mesmerized. Now I could make my own!! What fun. And the Polar Bear coasters are just what I need....

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  13. Love the red fox stole not to mention the bear cozy coasters! southernfriedartist@gmail.com

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  14. Amazing! Have you seen crappytaxidermy? It's all kinds of horrifying and amazing.
    I'm dichohecho at gmail should I be lucky enough to win :-)

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  15. great book and blog hop, I've found lots of new to me blogs. In the book I love the fox stole
    helenthedaydreamer@gmail.com

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  16. Such a lovely and unique book! I love especially the hedgehog slippers and polar bear mittens! :) I'm Mili and my mail address is: sevakiraly@freemail.hu

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  17. It's a beautiful book with amazing patterns! I would love to surprise my knitter with it.

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