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Old 08-18-2008, 01:37 PM
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Knockdown Knits: 30 Projects from the Roller Derby Track

New Roller Derby Book Inspires Craft Projects for Kids of All Ages

Inspired by author Toni Carr’s experience with the roller derby, Knockdown Knits: 30 Projects from the Roller Derby Track (Wiley, August), includes fun and unique knitting projects perfect for parents, kids, and teens. From blankets to hats –and maybe even a sweater or two!- learn how you can create these easy and practical creations for you and your family, just like Toni & her fellow Naptown Roller Girls. These chic and out-of-the-box patterns are sure to be a hit, on AND off the track!

For the Kids: Frozen Peas for Bruised Knees!
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For Teens: Create an iPod Armband!
(see photo)

About the Author:

Author Toni Carr, known as Joan of Dark # 5 when she’s skating with the Naptown Roller Girls, is a passionate knitter and crocheter. Carr has skated with the Naptown Roller Girls since the beginning of the league. In one year, this team has progressed from novice skaters practicing in a church parking lot to a team of close friends that competes in front of more than 2,000 fans at every home bout. She got the chance to show off her crochet skills last year on the DIY show ‘Uncommon Threads,’ and she and her team have appeared on ‘Knitty Gritty,’ also on the DIY network.

KNOCKDOWN KNITS:
30 Projects from the Roller Derby Track
By Toni Carr (Joan of Dark)
Wiley; August 2008; $19.99 Paper; ISBN: 978-0-470-23954-4
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