If you're an avid knitter who's just wild about pets, then why not marry your two passions by knitting something they can wear or just lounge on during those "dog days of summer" that lie ahead? British knitwear designers Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne of Muir and Osborne will have you in stitches in no time with their recently published book, "Pet Projects: The Animal Knits Bible" (Taunton Press, $17.95). You'll be amazed at the fun projects featured in the book. Patterns include dog coats, a horse blanket, a ruffled dog collar, a hamster house, a wire bird feeder, a parakeet blanket and even a puppy papoose, perfect for bringing a dog (or kitten) home from the pet shop. --The Detroit News
About the Author
Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne run their own knitwear business, Muir and Osborne (www.muirandosborne.co.uk). They have a shop in London and export their knitwear to stores in the U.S., Japan, and Europe including Barneys, Saks, Liberty, and The Cross. They won the UK Fashion Export Small Business Award in 2002 and several pieces of their knitwear are in the permanent collection at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Their previous book, "Pet" "Projects", was featured on "The Martha Stewart Show".