Have yourself a very merry Christmas with the bare bottomed inhabitants of Woolly Bush.
When this book landed on my desk I felt that I’d journeyed back in time to the land of Benny Hill, The Two Ronnies, Morecambe and Wise, where innuendo was the norm and political correctness didn’t exist. Sarah Simi, the author, is the creator of the acclaimed ‘nudits’ Tickled Pink the world’s first all knitted animation. She is also the author of nudist: Bare bottomed fun from the village of Woolly Bush.
A long time ago a publisher told me, that the only way to make money from no -fiction books was to write on sex, knitting or food. Sarah seems to have done all that in one book. A Naughty Knitted Noel follows the nude knitted villagers as they go about their celebrations. Nuts are cracked, Bernard sugars his plums, Barbara gets her hands around a hot toddy and of course the vicar takes great pleasure in pounding away on his organ.
It’s a festive fun time in the village of Woolley Bush: the twinkling lights are on, a big bird is in the oven and a couple of plum puddings are steaming away- time to sit down and have a quick stiff one with a copy of the Radio Twines – only with no clothes on.Included are over 25 exclusive knitting patterns from the world of nudinits. There’s a large fairy for the Christmas tree, naughty baubles, an excited Bollinger champagne, gherkins, a lavish roast turkey platter a giant cheeky gingerbread man and woman all included.
Stuffed full of British eccentricity bare bottoms and some rather large double entendres, this is a perfect gift for a knitter with a good sense of humour.
Reviewed by Juliet Bawden. Published by Collins and Brown at £9.99