Keep crawling back-I just received more books to share.
Today: all about the kiddos. Two very different books.Giveaway info at end.
The projects in her wonderful book are all crocheted. They are not too difficult, if, like me you are more of a knitter who crochets when she feels like it.
They are cheerful, colorful, and reflect Kat’s modern graphic style. Not a fussy one in the bunch: Beastie Feet, the Mermaid Tail baby cocoon,
the Star rug--all fun, clever, something kids and adults can both enjoy looking at. Crafting at its best.
The photos are by Kat too, and just like those on her blog---little snippets of everyday life, that show kids using the projects in the way kids do, rumply and real, with wonderful use of saturated palette and texture. Simple, graphic, colorful.
I'm glad to be introduced to Kat Goldin. Keep an eye on her,she's busting out with ideas and new projects.
Every design in the book comes in a child/toddler size and also in a toy size,
so the kiddos can match their dolls. It is so sweet. There are girly-girl designs, fairy tale related designs, and things real life boys would wear.
Boys love their dolls too- even boys who grow up to be macho wrestling/kickboxing dudes--more firsthand experience in that department (but that’s another story). The patterns trend toward ruffles, embellished, pastel styling. The knits are very accessible , mostly simple projects but with enough going on to hold your interest.
Like Kat Goldin, Brandy Fortune did her own photography. The photos are in what I think of as a Pinterest-y (that’s an adjective, right?) child portrait style. It’s done beautifully, and sweetly. This book would either be a perfect gift for knitters with little children in their lives', or, perfect for you to make gifts.
To enter a giveaway for a copy of Just Like Me Knits, leave a comment below telling me a kid’s name you like, or were surprised by, or have heard lately. (Ok, let’s expand that- it could be a pet name-I’m an equal opportunity namer).
I'm giving away this book by mail , leave a comment below, by 6 pm Sunday night December 7th , with your email address* or your Ravelry name. I’ll choose a winner by random number generator.
___Stop by again soon, I'm going to keep reviewing and giveaway-ing all month.__________
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