Monday, September 29, 2008

This is What Happens When A Biologist Learns to Knit

Introducing Mr. Knitted Lab Rat and Mr. Knitted Frog:
(I call them "Mr." because I don't see obvious signs of knitted ovaries or a uterus, duh)


Patterns available on etsy.

Edited to add:
These patterns are also available on Ravelry: Lab Rat,and the Frog.

Photos courtesy of CraftyHedgehog

30 comments:

Lothian said...

Oh ... well ... glad to see the *um* patterns are available online.

Zoltar Panaflex said...

What a nice, yet unnecessary and even more unneeded flashback to high school biology classes, and the dissections we did.

It's particularly odd to see the fuzzy yarn used on the rodent.

Pretty amazing of course.

joyce said...

Yuck. Yuck. I hated biology class and I especially hated dissections. Where would you display such, uh, talent? Maybe if you were a biology teacher...

-LGirl- said...

I would have been more than happy to deal with the knitted variety than the real thing (with that putrid formaldehyde smell) Thanks you've brought it all back to me now....! ! These should be made available to the more sensitive or Peta friendly students.

mes-cadeaux said...

I am so going to make one of those for my high school anatomy teacher. She would be so tickled...

Faerie Made said...

HAHAHAHAHAA! i think it's hilarious!

Melissa said...

Those are really awesome! My girls would love that, and what a fun way to talk about comparative anatomy without sacrificing a few more animals on the pedestal of science. Thanks!

browse said...

Outstanding!
I wish I could have found a link to your etsy page. :-(

Witz said...

I can smell the formaldehyde! Nice knit; witty.

Antonio said...

Here's the link!

http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=sr_gallery_1&listing_id=15949718

Lola and AppleJack said...

That's freaking incredible! It took me a second to figure out that the rat wasn't real...not that I'd make them myself!

abbilicious05 said...

Those are WONDERFUL!!!!

yarnpiggy said...

Very clever. Slightly disturbing, but very clever.

christine_wasankari said...

As an artist with an avid interest in the sciences (biology of course being top of the list) I have to say I adore these! Excellent! And really fun to see something new, outside the box. Love it!

onlyonechoice said...

These are awesome. Now I want to make one to freak people out :)

txbearwood said...

Gee... Will these replace grandmother's knitted afghans??? A nice, knitted, disected rat on the back of the sofa would be SUCH a conversation starter.

Ella said...

I wonder if the folks who oppose dissection could use these instead? So long as you can correctly identify (and knit) the innards of a frog or rat... you should still get full marks, right? :D

Kate said...

You should totally make those for schools that dissect frogs and rats!! They would be reusable and user friendly! I'm serious....you could go into business!

Pierre Lindenbaum said...

I love this !

mama-hogswatch said...

Too...Cool...For...Words.

I am in awe of the glorious, geeky creativity!

Christine Norris said...

Thanks for the memories of being a science lab aide. UGH The patterns are here: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5197504

creaky15 said...

Those are wonderful... you are a better knitter than I. I posted your creations on my blog, at http://creakysites.wordpress.com/2008/10/10/the-friday-post-19-a-visual-search-engine-4hoursearch-and-anatomical-knitting/
as antomical knitting.
Creaky

TRiG said...

I came here from casa az.

Those things are rather freaky! Wonderful, of course, but also slightly creepy. They might, as txbearwood said, start conversations. They might also kill them. Would you want to be in a room with a person who kept that frog on the back of the sofa?

I wouldn't.

TRiG.

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