Friday, July 9, 2010
(adorable picture from http://kimberlychapman.com/)
I've never been a very good knitter. I spent last summer desperately trying to knit teddy bears to give as Christmas presents, but they all turned out pretty badly. My mom, on the other hand, is a great knitter. She got the stupid bear pattern right on the first try, and tried to change it so it would be easier for me. Still didn't work, but it was a nice thought.
Anyway, I've been seeing these pieces of knitted food everywhere. I think they're really cute, though I could never do them. They take a lot of skill - I mean, they include WORDS! Do you know how hard it is to do that? Switching out the colors that often, making sure your stitches are perfectly even...okay, maybe it's not that hard for knitters. But it is for me.
See? That's pretty precise. (photo from http://knittedtoybox.blogspot.com) If you'd like to try your hand, http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com has a list of free food patterns. Click around - they've got some great ones.