Tuesday, April 18, 2006

If I ever knit this, put me away.

Seriously, I will have gone over the edge. But it is hilarious!

http://www.makezine.com/blog/archive/2006/02/knit_your_own_digestive_system.html


And now for something completely different -- hiking socks for my sister! She's an avid (read crazy) Appalachian Trail hiker (can anyone say bear food?) who hikes part of the trail every spring with our similarly inclined (again, read crazy) brother. But seriously, I admire her, both for braving wild, carnivorous animals, and for being able to poop in the woods. Especially the latter.

The socks are a basic pattern, Cascade 220, in a 4 x 4 basketweave. She'll have to comment on how comfortable they are, and, after this May's hike, if they are bear-proof.

5 comments:

Poops said...

Why, oh why, would someone knit a digestive tract? Nevermind that I could just read the accompanying article and find out. It doesn't matter! That's just weird!

But how cool would a hat shaped like a brain be?

KnittingJones said...

My sister had a great idea -- knit the anus and pass it around at family gatherings to who ever deserves it!

or ... give the whole darn thing to whoever lacks guts.

Bonzairn said...

I love the socks!!! That is a my next project!!!!

Angela said...

Love the socks! How do you like knitting with the Cascade yarn? Bet these are comfortable.
Ang

KnittingJones said...

The Cascade is great. I'll definitely make more socks with it. I thought about reinforcing the heels and toes, though, just because it is 100% wool.