Knit Designer/Author Susan B. Anderson has written several wonderful books I just love. I have no kids to really knit for, but I buy her books anyway, just to “vote for” the delightful work she has done.
First she wrote Itty-Bitty Hats, which are just as fun as toppers can get. Then she outdid herself with Itty-Bitty Nursery. I particularly fell in love with the mobile for over an infant’s crib. I even bought an automated plastic mobile and tossed the stuffed animals it came with, hoping that someday a friend would have a child for whom I could knit that project.
And just this week, the book Itty-Bitty Toys has been released. It is wonderful. These projects are great for kids, but I would not be embarrassed to knit one just for myself, because they are so fun.
I’m a bit in love with her projects that can be turned inside out. There is an egg, which turns into a bird in a nest, which turns into a full bird. There is a whole chapter on these transformative stuffed toys, and they are most fun.
You can listen to the Never Not Knitting podcast which interviews Susan about this book. The podcast is here. You do not need an iPod to listen.
Friend Rae of Rae’s Yarn Boutique has already knit an Itty-Bitty Elephant from the new book. The photo here is Rae’s version. Adorable, yes? She has already started a giraffe, as well.
Tonight at 7pm at Eastwood Town Center in Lansing, at the incomparable Schuler Bookstore, Susan will be giving a talk and bringing a trunk show of her projects from the new book. She will be doing a booksigning for those who purchase the book there tonight.
Please consider being there. The book and its projects are sure to delight!