Funky Knits: Knitting Know-how for Hip Young Things by Carol Meldrum and Julie Marchington If you think knitting is too square for you, think again! Here?s the most fun collection of fresh, innovative projects ever to hit the pages of a book. Funky Knits is organized into themed sections to suit you and all your hip friends from domestic goddesses to skater boys: Urban Playground, Night Owls, Home Comforts, Punk Garage Rocks, and Festival Folk (not to mention introductory and technique chapters that get you down to the knitty-gritty with a minimum of fuss). Choose from more than 30 wild designs, like the super-easy (and strong!) key chain, the great knee pads, the kooky cacti (never needs watering!), and the fun-but-practical fruit protectors. And there are some tried-and-true designs like hoodies, scarves, fingerless gloves, and hats?after all, if you gotta stay warm, why not look cool? You?ll love the variety of soft, colorful yarns we?ve used, too?including the ecologically minded market bag to knit with plastic grocery bags. It?s all here: the techniques, the how-to, the yarn-selection advice, the photos and illustrations, and enough designs to get you itching to stitch. So stop twiddling your thumbs?grab your needles and some friends, and get together with Funky Knits!