Guest blogger series: Knit hacker food

by kath_red on 16/03/2011

in Geek Crafts, Guest Series 2011, knitting+crochet+yarn

Thanks so much to Danielle Holke from Knithacker who is joining us at Whipup today. Danielle is a digital provocateur for money by day, a resin-based jewellery maker by night and the curator of knithacker.com 24/7 – because the knitting never stops!

The best thing about knithacker.com has to be all the fascinating and curious food-inspired “knithacks” I come across. For your reference, I consider a “knithack” any non-traditional knitting or crochet (felted items count too) – could be two patterns mashed together or a project that uses fiber to make something not usually made with fiber, e.g. this knitted thyroid by Ben Cuevas.

Since launching 2008, a week has not gone by without one or two funny and inspired food-related knithacks. Here are my favourite six … with a bonus pattern at the end! It was hard to choose – there are so many good ones!

“skelly fish” Made and shared by nettness.

Presenting the … “choinkwich” Made and shared by alicia954

sushi! mmmm… Made and shared by Claire Soderstrom.

packaged ham and sausage. Made and shared by Originally uploaded and made by s.casper

it’s a threefer! Made and shared by Yummy Pancake (aka Denise Ferguson).

mini banana – free pattern! pattern by Ken of alterknit universe fame

Thanks for reading, it’s an honor to be guest blogging today. Hope you’ll join me at knithacker.com for more daily hacks and fiber madness.

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1 Seanna Lea March 16, 2011 at 9:29 am

The mini-banana reminds me of the tiny series from Anna at Mochimochi Land. She has done a tiny cheeseburger and tiny corn among others. They are adorable!

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2 Siobhan March 16, 2011 at 6:14 pm

So cute :)

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3 karla diaz cano March 16, 2011 at 11:28 pm

these are so cute!!!

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4 Mandy @ Living Peacefully with Children March 17, 2011 at 9:36 pm

Those are all adorable. I love well-done knitted play food.

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5 pedilu March 18, 2011 at 12:07 pm

I love the skelly fish and also crocheted it for a few years.
By the way, the pattern is from Elisabeth Doherty. I love her stuff so much!!
http://www.gourmetamigurumi.com

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6 Pat Tate April 5, 2011 at 11:13 pm

These are darling. I especially like the skelly fish and the sushi. I have passed this on to my daughter who loves to knit animals for her three girls.

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