It never ceases to amaze me what kinds of things people come up with when it comes to knitted goods. I’ve seen foodstuffs, plants, televisions, even a knitted Atari (complete with joysticks and game cartridge) and TV once. But this has to take the cake:
That is the coolest thing ever! So much less squeamish than the real thing. You’ll find it at The Crafty Hedgehog.
(For the record, there are other dissected frogs in the shop … not all of them are on actual dissection tray, though that’s a mighty fine touch.)
And if you’re not feeling the cut-open frog, there are regular frogs too.
You’ll also find knitting patterns for various other animals, and more neat toys like these:
(The bunny is called Blob the Bunny, by the way, which I find positively hilarious.)
If you ever sit around and debate with your friends over the old adage of “which came first, the chicken or the egg?”, you can get yourself a visual representation to make your case:
It’s actually a knitting pattern for a plush toy that turns inside out, from cracked egg to spiffy chick. How ingenious!
This pattern was dreamed up by Anna Hrachovec of Mochimochi Land. In her shop, you’ll find all kinds of fun plush patterns, many of which involve a) some whimsical character and b) lots of individual moving parts (the more for you to play with, silly)!
Among my favorites: Sleepy Snake and Mischievous Mouse and Sausage Dogs (I have a great love of Dachshunds).
And there are, of course, the stackable cats:
There are just so many fun things to choose from. And each pattern is a mere $5! Knit up some fun toys for yourself. If you don’t know how to knit, Anna occasionally has toys in her store, but that’s very rare, so you’re best served finding a friend to knit the toys for you.
How can you resist scrumptious-looking food? Maybe if it was made in a way that you couldn’t eat it.
These lovely sachets are from Peep Accessories. Peep is run by a trio of ladies — Sally, Jane and Sandy — from New Jersey. According to their shop profile, the aim of Peep is to “make every home in the world smell like chocolate 24/7, and to find the perfect, personalized ‘it’ bag for every woman in the world.”
Not a bad quest, if you ask me.
In addition to the sweet sachets, there are the knitted and crocheted accessories that are indeed colorful and fun. For example, can you resist a robot?
Or hop along with this clutch:
If you want to take a peep at even more stuff — including knit and crocheted jewelry! — you can also head over to peepaccessories.com.
This only serves to prove that you can crochet just about anything, and it’s even more awesome when it’s one shop producing the varied body of work.
Here’s a cake …
And maybe after you’ve had your cake (say it’s your birthday …), you can wear this out if you like:
This is the work of lubee, a crafty fiber team based in Jacksonville, Florida.
It’s a pretty varied store. There are all sorts of yummy foodstuffs (don’t miss the donut bracelets … or the crocheted chocolate chip cookies). Or maybe the crocheted animals. Or the scarflets and other accessories. Or the handspun yarn, even.
If you have a fiber lover in your life, or maybe are looking for a host of eclectic gifts, it might be a good place to start!
Question: If a bank robber walked into a bank wearing this ski mask, what would you think?
OK, so maybe you don’t have to be a robber to need a ski mask or to appreciate its warmth and usefulness. But you have to admit, that’s the raddest looking mask ever.
This coolness is the product of leethal, a shop that carries all sorts of knit and crocheted accessories and cozies, many of which are creative and absolutely unique.
For instance, did you ever think you could crochet a watch?
Unfortunately, the ski mask is sold. But the watch is still available. And so is a bunch of other stuff. As an added bonus, you’ll get free shipping on all orders through August as part of the leethal’s moving to Portland sale!