Queen of the Baby Shower, 2009 Edition
July 8, 2009
Look at the two of us. We are, technically, what both my Grandma Pearl and my Grandma Mabel called “shiftless”. We got no shift, at least not when it comes to summertime blogging. Thank goodness for kind publishers who want us to give away books.
Such as this fine, crazy, silly, fun book, “Wacky Baby Knits.” You gotta wonder how we got to the point, in the evolution of our ancient craft, that a knitter who wants to knit an infant-sized Elvis wig does not have to sit down with the graph paper and worry her pore haid about it. The dark days of amateur-designed baby wigs are gone! The instructions are all here, for Elvis wigs — and more! Tutus! Worrisomely realistic cow costumes! Biker jackets avec wings on back! If you knit these things, put them on a human child, and take photographs, you will have hell to pay one day, when the kid grows up, but think of the fun NOW!
I have a brand-new copy to give away. You need not be a wacky baby, or have a wacky baby, to apply. Just leave a comment to this post by noon, New York Time, on Friday, July 10. A winner will be chosen using a random picker thingie.