25 August 2007

flora

Late one night after finishing the tenth strawberry, flushed with the triumph of finishing a project and unable to contemplate the idea of sleep just yet, she decided to see if she could knit a leaf.

Just because.

tiny knitted leaf

And it turned out that she could. (And lo, it was good).

High on the adrenalin of this small woolly success, and despite the fact that she ought to be working on that 1500 word paper due on Monday and the taxes due on Tuesday, she attempted what she hoped might resemble an acorn. Because as you may remember, she has a bit of a thing for knitted acorns.

And while the result was a tad on the small side and the shape of the cap wasn’t quite there yet, she was mightily pleased with herself. She recognised her pattern’s limitations and resolved to learn from this little prototype.

tiny knitted acorn

Up it went onto Flickr.

Where it didn’t get quite the reception she was expecting.

32 comments:

shula said...

Now this really did cheer me up.

Oh, knitter of wondrous and small (and sometimes odd) things.

Kim said...

Yep. That's a sperm alright. And not just any sperm, a green sperm. Noice.
Diffrent.
Unewesyual

Ali said...

Hmmm - she had a point! But hey, it's not everyone who has the skill to knit a sperm without even trying.

Liz said...

Dear God- I can see it now!- a bright future in creating knitted sex organs to be used in elementary school sex education classes.

Soft! Attractive! Non-threatening! Like puppets, but with a greater purpose.

zoe t said...

Yup I am seeing green sperm!

Lucy said...

So I came over here just to lay claim that it was me who was that smart(-arse) person who knew it was philadelphus over at Isabelle's, which you've probably forgotten about by now because it was a week ago at least... and because I really enjoyed it last time I came, and I find I'm a bit awestruck by 54 comments and knitted strawberries, not to mention sperm ( I didn't see that in it myself, to the pure all things are pure, but now I have...)
Anyway, it's all very delicious and will send me to bed laughing!

meggie said...

I never saw that coming! And wish I didnt know now, what I didnt know then...
But I am laughing.

h&b said...

I'm guessing i'm not the only one that thought 'sperm' then ?

Send it to Stomper, so she can attach it to her condom hat.

Stomper Girl said...

I fear my knitted condom hat (with the gaping hole from the dropped stitch) would be no match for that determined looking little spermatozoa. Somebody will have to knit us a morning-after pull.

H&B you are a genius; there MUST be a market for sperm-adorned condom hats. Surely.

Stomper Girl said...

Pill. Morning-after pill.

Janet said...

You know it could be a mouse, as in a computer mouse??

Susan said...

I am a cack-handed knitter most envious. But I didn't feel so bad after all the sperm comments.

bluemountainsmary said...

Oh Suse. I was reading your post , quietly jogging along with you as you described your successful leaf and then you described your acorn and. Then I saw the photo. Oh Suse.. its the tail that spermifies it I am afraid!!

Zoe said...

You know it didn't look like a sperm in my feedreader, so I left the comments until later and went to flickr and yep. Spermy sperm green sperm.

Kim said...

janet, as opposed to a tampon mouse. A very environmentally friendly tampon at that.
Although I imagine it would be a tad itchy.

Gah, it's bad enough I talk filth on my own blog, now I'm sullying Suse's who makes a conscious effort to keep hers nice.

Sorry Suse.

Suse said...

I try to keep my blog 'noice', Kimmy.

Which is quite a different thing.

(And I am getting some interesting google visitors now, thanks to the word 'sperm', and as of this evening, 'knitted tampon mouse').

Now that I'm completely shot google-wise, I should tell you that over at knittydotcom there's a pattern for a knitted womb. (Yep). So you know, I thought I'd make that, and some ova too.

Because clearly I have too much time on my hands. As I said to Janet, time to have another baby, take on PhD, build strawbale house etc.

bec said...

See my Flickr comment: you've solved one of life's little mysteries for me.

craftapalooza said...

opened a big old can of spermy worms. Sorry. Put this comment down to slight jet lag. x

Kim said...

You know what I was thinking. It does actually look like a tadpole - maybe you could knit a frog to go with it...

Just trying to help. Really.

(How's that 1500word paper going?)

crafty said...

'despite the fact that she ought to be working on that 1500 word paper due on Monday and the taxes due on Tuesday'

I think what you mean is 'because' not 'despite'

Laughing at all the sperm jokes.

tamara said...

Ah. Yup, I'm with the majority here. Really, though. It is the tail that does it. No pun intended. Really.

Di said...

That certainly put a smile on my face!! Thanks for the laugh!

K said...

Well, I thought it looked like an acorn.

Maybe you need to work out an oakleaf pattern as an extra visual clue?

(I'm Isabelle's Daughter 1, by the way. And I want to learn to knit.)

VictoriaE said...

It's full of life anyway.

Beck said...

Hee hee. Sperm.
But it also was a very nice acorn.

Joke said...

You haven't had any inappropriate dreams about the Incredible Hulk, have you?

-J.

Jools said...

Husband rang today to tell me his count is now zero after the vasectomy!
Don't know what made me think of that.
Do you think green is a girl one or a boy one?

String Bean said...

Well, it does look like a little green sperm. My favorite color is green, though, so maybe that's just the kind of guy I'm looking for. Could you hook us up, do you think?

I love the leaf. It's very leafy and not in any way related to any male or female reproduction parts. They may have used it to cover those parts though. Could you make it a little more figgy?

Jodie said...

Thats a seriously spermy acorn-but gorgeous nonetheless. At birth classes many moons ago there was a knitted uterusy thing that they sqeezed a baby doll from. Blahhh.

Mary said...

Glad to see I'm not the only one who saw sperm rather than acorn! I prefer it to the knitted uterus.

elena jane said...

lol, i love the little knitted green bits....too funny re- all the comments.
and i am signing up for a knitting class that i found in a nearby town...

SheltonDHW said...

So, how did you make that leaf? It looks great! I have been trying to make one all night and ca't seem to figure it out... Would you share?