When it's time to branch out I plan to do something a bit more challenging. So imagine my delight when I came across this book - Vampire Knits: Projects to Keep You Knitting from Twilight to Dawn by Genevieve Miller (Potter Craft; Original edition (September 14, 2010).
Go to scribid for a brief preview of the book. Also check out the blog site.
Many of my knitting friends cannot understand my fascination with vampires. Perhaps a book such as this one will open their eyes to the joys of frolicking with the immortals.
Publisher: "Surrender to the allure of knits inspired by the immortals we all love to fear. If you adore Twilight, True Blood, or The Vampire Diaries, this collection of 28 imaginative and beautiful projects is sure to captivate.
• Black capes are so 1897, instead get stylish with the dead sexy Sidhe Shrug.
• Unleash your inner shapeshifter with the Werewolf Hat.
• Keep warm while holding hands with your vampire by wearing these Bellisima Mittens.
• Around humans? Use the Blood Bottle Cozies to disguise your beverage.
Whether you are wandering the Carpathian Mountains or the bayous of Louisiana, these smoldering projects—for knitters of all levels—will keep you well protected, no matter what you attract."
Coming out in mid-September these patterns should allow champion knitters to have one or two pieces ready for Halloween. That does not include me of course.
Just for grins I checked out vampire knit (and crochet) patterns on Ravelry
Vincent the Vampire [knit] designed by Jennie Eveleigh Lamond
Going Batty [knit] designed by Alan Dart
Eclipse Socks [knit] designed by Julie P. Miller
Count Vlad the Blushing Vampire [crochet] designed by Stephanie Garcia
Any readers have Vampire or Halloween craft ideas to share? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org