We can be a bit eccentric in my household. For example, I came home from work the other day when the weather was wet and (for California) chilly. This is what I found when I walked in the door:
I was just pleased they weren’t fighting.
And last night, when the younger kid and I went out for ice cream, this was the flavor we chose:
Yes, it was at least that purple in person. It was ube-flavored, and it was very tasty.
So I used to knit a lot. I haven’t had time for it lately. I wish I could knit and write at the same time. But back when I did knit, I occasionally created eccentric things. I knitted a uterus for a friend who was having a hysterectomy. That was fun. First I had to buy the yarn, and when the local yarn store lady helpfully asked what I was looking for, I told her uterus-pink yarn. Later I had to mail the womb to my friend. She lives in Canada, which means I had to fill out a customs form. I spent a good 5 minutes standing there in the post office, trying to decide what to write on the form that wouldn’t freak out Canadian customs authorities (I finally decided on “yarn”).
I also created a pattern to knit bags with a secret message. Hmm. Solresol would make an interesting plot point in a story, wouldn’t it?
But perhaps the most eccentric thing I knitted was this:
That’s Joey Ramone on the right, and the idea and pattern aren’t mine. They’re from this book. But I’m a big Buffy the Vampire Slayer fan, and I especially love Spike, so I decided to knit a Spike too. What’s so odd about a knitted vampire? you ask. Well, I wrote a lot of Spike slash fanfic, so I decided my knitted Spike needed to be anatomically correct. And that led to a search for a pattern for his, um, spike. Which I didn’t find, and I had to wing it:
I ended up knitting several extra cock-and-balls, which I made into keychains and the like. Which I can’t use myself, at least until the girls are older. I am willing to give one of these away to a lucky (?) commenter. It’s on a cell phone charm loop. You could use it as a keychain, necklace, earring… why, the phallic possibilities are endless!
To enter, comment below and include your email address. Tell me something eccentric you’ve done or made lately. I’ll randomly choose the winner at noon Pacific time on April 5.