If you're an aspiring rollergirl or an avid knitter and spectator of the sport, then you'll love Knockdown Knits by Toni Carr.
Featuring '30 projects from the roller derby track', this book will have you skating in style. If you haven't heard already, roller derby is back and it's got a new punk-rock look. Add a bit of flair to your team's uniform with projects such as knitted pivot and jammer hats, legwarmers and bloomer pants. And, with projects like an Elevate That Ankle Pillow, "Hey, at Least It Wasn't Your Leg" Arm Sling and a cosy to hold Frozen Peas for Bruised Knees, you can find a knit to sooth every conceivable roller girl injury or ailment.
There are even knits for the referees, crowd and announcers, as well as more off the wall items, such as a derby-inspired Wedding Veil and Baby Bootie Skates for new recruits. As well as patterns, the book is filled with stories from the track. Knitting and roller derby may seem two worlds apart, but you can combine these two hobbies and exercise your mind and body at the same time.
Keep an eye out for our interview with Toni in the upcoming Day Of The Dead issue of Snippets. Check out Toni's website for more roller girl action, or pick up a copy of the book from Wiley or Amazon.