7 October 2007

pear pair

knitted pear

One pear on its own is a lonely thing.

pear pair

Pears belong in pairs, obviously.

These two were knitted with exactly the same number of stitches, just different size needles and different yarns. Isn’t the difference in size amazing? The larger one is made from wool from this skein knitted double strand with the yarn the other pear is made from. I’m not sure if that makes sense when I type it out. The two yarns were knitted together, although the pale yarn is so thick that you can barely see the thinner yarn. I was attempting the Lifelike Shading again. God I’m boring even myself now. The smaller pear is made from the thin golden homespun yarn on its own and teeny tiny dpns.

brown leaf detail

I like the little brown leaf.

green leaf detail

The green leaf not so much.

Should you be inclined to knit your very own pear, I kind of tweaked a version of the eggplant.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

Reading your blog makes me happy. Thanks for taking he time.

Clare

Anonymous said...

THE time. I mean THE time. Don't typos just ruin compliments? Clare

VictoriaE said...

I think the whole shading/color thing you're working on is really interesting and I love the variations in the pears. Bravo!

Jenny said...

I'd like to write that those pair of pears are more than all right!They are fabulous!

tut-tut said...

I appreciate the technical aspects. Did you spin the homespun? I've been attempting spinning and finding it rather difficult.

said...

:) Very cool!

Ex-Shammickite said...

It's impossible to PARE this PAIR of PEARs.
"giggle"

Badger said...

They are lovely. I believe you have perfected the pear.

Joke said...

What would be mindbendingly cool is if those knit pears could function as covers for real pears.

-J.

The List Writer said...

I'm thinking of some kind authentic scent to be added - maybe using essential oils. Knit a grapefruit and add a few drops of grapefruit oil to the stuffing. Have not seen pear essential oil though, so my idea rather unravesl at that point. You could do some interesting shading experiments on a blush grapefruit though....

Corrie said...

wooooooooooowwwwwwwww they are gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!

Jenny said...

God I wouldn't even attempt to make that pear, you clever thing, but please feel more than free to make one for me...it's absolutely gorgeous!!

Elizabeth said...

Does Joke know there is pattern for an apple cosy? So one could be made for a pear. Pears, like bananas need a cosy more, being so delicate.
Am I really discussing fruit cosies?

meggie said...

I just ADORE those fruit & vegies! Almost as much as the real thing!
And on fat days, more!

My float said...

I'm liking the green leaf myself. You know, when it comes to fruit knitting, nothing com-pears to you.

crafty said...

The little brown leaf is perfect!

Your natural shading effect works.

I love your pears.


PS. I have a pattern for some miniature knitted mushrooms...

Sheeps Clothing said...

Very cute pear! At the risk of running the "nice pear" joke into the ground, you could knit your own pear bikini top. I'll wear one if you do...

Di said...

The pears are very cute!! The variation in colour is really good.

Isabelle said...

I love the fruit (though there's no chance of my ever getting round to doing one myself); the acorn does indeed look like an acorn; and I so adore the picture of your three little boys lying reading. Truly it's the big step forward for a parent: when all the children can and do read quietly by themselves.

Interesting book list. You don't like Margaret Atwood much, then?

maymomvt (or Sarah) said...

OK. So where do you find the time to do this?? They are gorgeous. I want to make some acorns and wonder if you have a pattern you could share?

Sarah Louise said...

While reading, I emitted an "ohhh."

I don't even like pears.

But yours, are very nice.

carolyn said...

i really like both the brown and green leaves. :)

fifi said...

hello! greetings from afar!

I can't believe how lovely those are, and how patient you are with the colour and shading. I love the brown leaf too. I am a pear-draw-er from way back, so I can understand the pear love.

one little acorn said...

The pears are great - very beautiful.
It is the acorn that caught my eye. Do you sell them? My blog is called "one little acorn" and I would love to feature it in a post...

Anonymous said...

This is PERFECT. My mother has her entire kitchen done with pears. You have given me the most wonderful idea for her gift!!