your very own safari park like the ones you see in wildlife
documentaries. There is every creature you would expect to
see plus a mat to put it all on and even a couple of vehicles
to visit the park. All you need is a ranger Or a child to
play with it all, or some guests to admire it. This truly
is a great way of using up all that leftover yarn and as the
items are all small (apart from the mat) you can do a bit
in between larger projects. This book does not teach knitting,
but the author advises you to start with the mat if you are
a knitting newbie as you can practice all the basic stitches
(just plain knit and purl) you will need to make the animals.
There are twenty-seven of these, most with young and none
need a lot of knitting or toy making know-how. All you need
to start are a few basic bits and pieces a book after my own
heart as I am always complaining that so many craft books
involve a major shopping spree before you can make anything.
Choose from elephant, meerkat, giraffe, panda, crocodile,
tiger and my favorites penguin and polar bear (the last two
are ideal for the Christmas tree). There are some less common
creatures here too like a gorgeous vulture, impala and giant
turtle plus a camper van, off roader and an arched gateway.
Each pattern is in written form with photos of the finished
creature (usually on white so you can see detail and posed
with an appropriate background). Size is given, plus what
you need and a difficulty level. This is an attractive and
user-friendly book that would make a great gift if you can
bear to part with it and is sure to give knitters of all abilities
a lot of fun.
If you cannot find a good range of knitting and crochet materials
locally try www.searchpress.com for a list of suppliers.
of other titles by this author
Christmas Toys To Knit
Your Own Felt Advent Calendar