Monday, July 18, 2011

Silly Knits

Usually when someone asks the question, "What are you knitting?", they have an expectation of what your response will be: socks, booties, a baby sweater, mittens...

Sometimes I like to bend people's ideas of what can be created with yarn and knitting needles.

Last week I was working on snails. Little slimy bodies with antennaes (I know there's probably some more appropriately scientific name for those things with eyes), topped by a swirl of brightly-knitted shell.

They're slow to move but quick to make.

They're tiny, colourful, and just a little silly.

The question that inevitably follows my answer of "Why, I'm knitting snails/cherry tomatoes/a gnome hat!" is


The answer to THAT question is simple.

Because I can.


  1. Good morning.
    Those are very cute little snails.

  2. Haha! When I'm knitting toys (which is ALWAYS!)I always get that huh? look. I try to hold up my work and show them. I think mostly they still don't get. I'm knitting carrot people, what's so wrong with that?!

  3. They are adorable and make wonderful play toys ~ look pretty darn hard to knit to me! Hats are about my limit....I do have a sweater that might get finished one day!

  4. Sweet! maybe you need to teach me this stuff. I have a baby in my life who might like some of these knitted toys one day...
    Snails are Sweet!

  5. Whimsical knitting is the best. The snails are adorable!

  6. Oh my word! The snails are SO charming. So soft and warm, which is an interesting way to think of a snail. And I wanna play with some too!!!!

    Slow to move but quick to make - YOU are a funny, funny woman :-)

  7. Toooooo freaking cute. I LOVE them :)


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