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Here’s a good one for all of you who are getting into the Olympic spirit. Today I have a copy of The Olympknits by Martha Pullen, a completely adorable book full of little knit athletes.
What’s really kind of cool and different about this book compared to a lot of other books about knitting dolls is that, instead of having knit clothing the dolls’ clothes are sewn, which adds another dimension of craftiness but also means you could easily convert the suggested clothing items from athletic garb to regular clothes without too much difficulty.
I hadn’t seen this book until Nicole from F+W offered to put up a copy for the giveaway, but I really enjoyed perusing it. The book includes patterns for 18 athletes — and one horse! — and all the clothes and accessories they need to compete at the highest levels.
I love Wayne the Weightlifter, especially his cute suede shoes; Fiona the Fencer, whose outfit has lots of great detail; and Edward the Equestrian, complete with the aforementioned horse, Harry.
There are lots of really cute details, like using sequins to decorate the hair of the female gymnast and swimmer, and the cool mesh face mask of the fencer. These details add to the fun of creating these dolls and make them more like individual athletes rather than just dolls.
Want to score this great book? Add a comment to this post. Let’s talk Olympics: Have you been watching? What’s been your favorite event so far? I, sadly, have not seen much, because I’ve been so busy this week. I’m not really motivated to watch in the evenings when I already know the results, so I’ve only watched a little during the day, and most of what I saw was women’s water polo. Man, that’s a tough sport!
[Photo by F+W Media.]
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