April Fool’s Knits

Knit Taxidermy
Badger Head, from Faux Taxidermy by Louise Walker

I get a big kick out of April Fool’s Day. One year when I was in college, someone in my dorm tied all of the doorknobs in a hallway to each other. The doors opened in, so the people in those rooms couldn’t get out. I learned about this when there was a knock on my window; one of the gals had a test, so she resorted to some Mission Impossible-style wall-scaling.

I also like the prank where you put a rubber band around the sprayer on the sink, so the first person who turns the water on gets blasted. HAHAHAHAHA!

Yeah, I’m one of those people who laughs my you-know-what off at America’s Funniest Home Videos. I’m a little bit embarrassed about that, but obviously not enough to keep it to myself!

There aren’t really any knitting April Fool’s Jokes, at least that I know of, but there are some very toungue-in-cheek knits from the book Faux Taxidermy by Louise Walker.

There’s a shop here in Spokane called Atticus, and it has so many unique items on display. For Christmas, I got a pair of tiny faux mounted antlers, and I love them. And I find myself drawn to a beautiful taxidermied bird that’s in the shop. Not for sale, unfortunately. Is that weird?

Anyway, when I saw Faux Taxidermy, I knew I had to have it. I could put my knitting skills to work to create fun conversation pieces and interesting items to decorate my home.

Here are some more of the projects you’ll find in this darling book:

Knit Taxidermy
Clockwise from top left: Faux Hanging Pheasant; Moose Head;
Fox Stole; Hedgehog Slippers; Bear Coasters

Those bear coasters! How cute are those on a fancy tea service tray?

I love the juxtaposition of these knitted items used as decor; the badger head above the beautifully displayed porcelain cat collection, for example, and the hanging pheasant in a kitchen—it reminds me of Downton Abbey—and the tea set is perfection.

So celebrate April Fool’s Day and treat yourself to Faux Taxidermy for 50% off in the Interweave Store!

Have a good day, and don’t forget that kitchen sprayer prank!


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Hello daily knitters! I'm the editor of Knitting Daily. I've been obsessed with knitting for about ten years now and my favorite projects are sweaters. I like the occasional smaller project, but there's nothing like yards of stockinette with a well-placed cable or a subtle stitch pattern here and there. I crochet a bit now and then—especially when I need to produce a baby blanket in time for the baby shower. I've been in publishing for 20 years and I'm finally exactly where I want to be: at the crossroads of knitting and communication. I live in Spokane, Washington and when I'm not knitting I enjoy gardening, snuggling with my dogs, swimming, reading, and playing in the snow in the winter. But, really, I'm pretty much always knitting!