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Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
So cute! I mean, um, scary!

Lara's Library (Sort Of): Knitmare on Elm Street

Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
I love that the technique drawings are done with green witch hands.

Knitmare on Elm Street: 20 Projects That Go Bump in the Night by Hannah Simpson is a blast even if you're not already into knitting dolls, creepy stuff, or zombie egg cozies.

(If you're not into these things, what is WRONG with you?)

It's not just Hannah's acknowledgement of Romero in the back of the book, the cute/creepy factor of using doweling rods for a zombie marionette, or the finger puppets that belong in a sideshow. It's also the clear instructions, wonderful photographs and very creative ideas (creepy clown pillow, anyone?)

Oh, and most of the projects can be made using little bits of leftover yarn. So, if you have a lot of odds and ends of red and black, this book is chock-full of stashbusters.

Overall, I want the book and everything in it. From the voodoo doll cat toy to the Kraken tentacle. Actually, I want about 2 dozen of each of those.