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January 27, 2006 11:09 AM   Subscribe

Beutiful art made with knitting - (via buzz)
posted by madamjujujive (32 comments total)

 
The unicorn is definitely my favourite.
posted by teg at 11:25 AM on January 27, 2006


Haha great stuff, madamjujujive, thanks.
posted by melt away at 11:29 AM on January 27, 2006


I personally prefer the rabbit-stabbed-by-carrot-onto-wall.

Awesome link!
posted by Mach5 at 11:29 AM on January 27, 2006


Those are so cute!
posted by wsg at 11:36 AM on January 27, 2006


*cries*
posted by eddydamascene at 11:38 AM on January 27, 2006


a thousand times awesome.
posted by mathowie at 11:50 AM on January 27, 2006


This totally rocked. Thanks!
posted by Windigo at 12:09 PM on January 27, 2006


Spectacular!
posted by scody at 12:09 PM on January 27, 2006


Hilarious! NSFW for the simple reason that your cowokers will think you're nuts. :)

Great intro, madamjujujive.... if you'd said 'funny', it wouldn't have been nearly as amusing. :)
posted by Malor at 12:14 PM on January 27, 2006


MORE! MORE! MORE!
posted by ColdChef at 12:15 PM on January 27, 2006


Shhh!
posted by homunculus at 12:17 PM on January 27, 2006


Holy crap! I can't pick a favorite; they're all awesome.
posted by stefanie at 12:19 PM on January 27, 2006


Hmmmm... you think somebody has, um, issues here?

I mean, one of these is a tour de force. A dozen makes one start to wonder about the mental state of the person investing so many hours to create these over and over.

Anyway, fascinating link as always, MJJJ! Thanks!
posted by soyjoy at 12:27 PM on January 27, 2006


This is incredible!
posted by arcticwoman at 12:36 PM on January 27, 2006


Beutiful art made with knitting

I think you mean Beutiful art made with kintting.
posted by iconomy at 12:40 PM on January 27, 2006


ha, iconomy, I stand corrected! I am a terrilbe typist.
posted by madamjujujive at 12:47 PM on January 27, 2006


I wonder who figured out the pattern for e.g., a blood pool. I have knitted such mundane things, Irish Fisherman sweaters, argyle socks, and literally hundreds of baby bonnets and booties for charities. I feel so drab.
posted by Cranberry at 12:50 PM on January 27, 2006


Really, really cool. I like Siamese twin bears, it's just subtly disturbing.
posted by doctor_negative at 12:56 PM on January 27, 2006


So excellent. I'd seen the impaled rabbit before, but none of the others and I love love love them. You made my afternoon. Thanks.
posted by OmieWise at 1:36 PM on January 27, 2006


As a knitter, I am impressed. As a person, I am wholely amused.
posted by like_neon at 1:43 PM on January 27, 2006


Awesome post.
Some more realistic knitted gore here and here (GI tract and brains, respectively).
posted by Aknaton at 2:08 PM on January 27, 2006


I so want a cat like that, for my sofa, very amusing!
posted by hortense at 2:52 PM on January 27, 2006


I knit on public transit, and I get stared at though I'm making run of the mill sweaters and so forth. I'm trying to imagine how much more I would get stared at were I to make one of these.
posted by orange swan at 6:14 PM on January 27, 2006


I love the siamese bears. These creations have that Calvin and Hobbes feel, a coloured version of his snow goon sculptures.
posted by chronic sublime at 7:23 PM on January 27, 2006


My favorite may be the bears, too. Subtle, yet still so very demented. And thanks for the crafty Calvin image, chronic sublime -- perfect!

(Thanks to you too, of course, dear madame -- so glad you are here to make our days more cute, bloody, and inexplicable.)
posted by melissa may at 7:43 PM on January 27, 2006


man, people never credit anything any more. almost all of these are by patricia waller.
posted by jann at 9:48 PM on January 27, 2006


wait, make that ALL of them.
posted by jann at 9:50 PM on January 27, 2006


wow, you're right, jann - that sucks. I'd certainly rather have cited the source - particularly since she has so many other cool works - these are brilliant, wacky and bizarre.

Thanks for setting the record straight.
posted by madamjujujive at 10:56 PM on January 27, 2006


Stunning.
posted by piratebowling at 5:32 AM on January 28, 2006


Madame, I salute you.
posted by adamvasco at 7:12 AM on January 28, 2006


Reminded me of the art of Luke Chueh...the fact that Patricia's are knitted and Luke's are painted makes hers seem friendlier, somehow. The carrot-stabbed rabbit is what I remembered seeing at his site.
posted by rio at 12:01 AM on January 29, 2006


yaaaaay! I very nearly doubleposted this. I don't know why I didn't read this post to begin with. Anyway. yaaaay!
posted by furiousthought at 1:59 AM on February 3, 2006


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