Monday, December 19, 2011

Knitted Radishes

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I’m going to file these under Cutest Things I Ever Made.  Or maybe Pointless but  Adorable Things I Have Made.  I am madly in love with them.  I literally sat here all day yesterday, watching holiday specials and knitting radishes, and kept having to stop after each one and cuddle it a little.   Look at the leaves!  The i-cord stems!  The little yarn roots! 

What to do with a complete set of handknit radishes?  I am taking suggestions.  I’ve thought of putting them on the Christmas tree, but that’s about as far as I got.  If there were a way to wear them, I would do it.  (This line of thinking led me here, and I am so going to do that.  Luna, you are such a hero.)

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My friend Leda brought me the pattern, and I totally abandoned the boring sweater I was working on to rummage through the sock leftovers for radish-colored yarn.  Of course I had all the right colors, although reflection on real radishes makes me think they might be more pink than red, but that is beside the point.  The search through the stash revealed that I had some perfect radish-colored yarn (which means I have socks in all those colors.  I don’t remember the green ones?)  It also revealed that I have far too many sock yarn leftovers, and it is time for a de-stash project.  Luckily, I have found one.