Since I was just writing about Cooperative Press, it seems appropriate to give away one of their books, so here it is. What Would Madame Defarge Knit? is a really interesting book full of patterns inspired by literature. (Defarge being the sinister character who knit her way through A Tale of Two Cities.)
There are projects inspired by literature ranging from Jane Eyre to The Call of Cthulhu. There’s a red riding hood, a watch cap for an ancient mariner and flying monkey minions the wicked witch would approve of.
One thing that’s a little strange about this book is that there are no actual pictures of the patterns included (you can find them on the web) so the book almost becomes an essay collection about the intersection of literature and knitting, something the editor, Heather Ordover, knows a lot about because of her CraftLit podcast.
Want in on this giveaway? Leave me a comment before the end of the day Sunday, Jan. 26. I’ve been thinking about being well-read lately and how much I am not so I want to know what book you’re most embarrassed you still haven’t read. I’ll go with Jane Eyre, since she’s already here, but there are a lot, trust me.