When you combine knitting needles and horror, usually you expectÂ someone to get hurt (Michael Myers, anyone?). But knitter, and horrorÂ and SF fanatic, Hannah Simpson, has proven otherwise. HerÂ endearing creations – from the Abominable Snowman to Nosferatu, KrakenÂ to Monkeys with Clashing Cymbals – have delighted film buffs andÂ horror fans, appearing in Total Film, Hardcore Ink, and many otherÂ publications worldwide.
In her new book, Evil Knits, Hannah showcases twenty of these wickedÂ creations and provides the patterns for you to make one of your own.
Published on 30 August 2012 from Bloomsbury, Evil Knits is also timed perfectly forÂ Halloween, providing inspiration for fun and unique gifts to celebrateÂ to the season – if you can bear to give them away. Tips on displayingÂ finished items for maximum effect show you how to use these items toÂ create spooky settings and dioramas – the ultimate decorations forÂ petrifying parties.
Evil Knits includes projects that will enable you to:
- Ward others off precious gadgets using the NecronomiconÂ cursed laptop cosy
- Protect your living room from unwanted guests with creepyÂ clown cushion covers
- Prevent unwanted sleep interruptions with the Creature fromÂ the Black Lagoon Sleep Mask
- Liven up breakfast times with a Zombie Egg Cosy
Each project also includes background information about the historyÂ and legend of each evil creature and artefact that will bring them toÂ life (or back from the dead), ensuring Evil Knits will appeal toÂ anyone with an interest in horror and film, and myths and legends -Â whether an experienced knitter or not.
Evil Knits will appeal to anyone interested in knitting, crafts,Â unusual interior dÃ©cor, and films and horror. Just watch out for theÂ knit-mares!