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Creative Crap You can Make

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McCall’s Annual of Creative Handcrafts
Comstock, ed.
1970

Breakout the needles and crochet hooks everyone. We have some lovely outfits for you to craft, not to mention some cute animals and “whimsical action figures” too. (Warning! Knitted clown figure in the last picture. Proceed at your own risk.) The lace coverup isn’t too bad in my fashion-challenged opinion, however that granny “square”skirt has some serious issues. I have no idea what is going on with the “vest”/jewelry thing paired with the skirt.

I might be inspired to breakout my crafting supplies and watch re-runs of the Brady Bunch.

Mary

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Knitting with Balls

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Knitting with Balls: A Hands-On Guide to Knitting for the Modern Man
del Vecchio
2006

Submitter: Found this on our shelves last year.  We still have three active copies and one was even checked out in 2016!  LOL!

Holly: This book isn’t awful at all – it’s awesome! I’m posting it because it’s funny. My library totally needs this, and it would probably circulate here. I can see how it’s not for every library, but I think our crafting patrons have a sense of humor that can handle the title. Love it. Submitter didn’t provide pictures of the insides of the book, so I can’t vouch for it’s usefulness, but I do like the idea.

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Knitting Art – NSFW

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Royal Knitting

Hat Tricks

Knit Yourself a Toilet Cozy

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