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
When she was eight, Diana Miller decided she wanted to be Nancy Drew. But no matter how many garbage cans she dug through, conversations she ?accidentally? overheard, and attics she searched, she never found a single cryptic letter, hidden staircase, or anything else even remotely mysterious. She worked as a lawyer, a soda jerk, a stay-at-home mom, a hospital admitting clerk, and a conference host before deciding that the best way to inject suspense into her otherwise satisfying life was by writing about it. Diana is a five-time nominee for the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award and winner of a Golden Heart for Dangerous Affairs ? a romantic suspense novel that shows not everyone in her home state is Minnesota Nice. She lives in the Twin Cities with her family.