Oh, goodness, you guys revived an old post of mine!
Since I posted this, I convinced our library to buy both this book & The Second Treasury of Magical Knitting. I like the 2nd one better. It's full of felted bowls & such. The first one was OK, but it wasn't nearly as exciting as the 2nd one. Some of her stuff is just plain wacky -- like the tentacle bag and jester hat. She definitely has some challenging items, though.