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

"WHY?"

The answer to THAT question is simple.

Because I can.

7 comments:

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

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  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?!

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  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!

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  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!

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

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  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 :-)

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  7. Toooooo freaking cute. I LOVE them :)

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