Friday, July 4, 2008

Knitted Bacon Bookmark



This blog comes from my internal monologue, the connections that happen in my brain. It makes sense to me, sometimes.

Recently, I saw a video clip entitled Bacon Challenge on YouTube. A Bellflur band member claimed he could consume 30 strips of bacon in one sitting. The video was the salty, dis-concerting record of a bad breakfast. The video brought up a childhood memory of a librarian saying that she had once found a strip of bacon left in a library book.

I love to knit. I love/hate bacon. I love Bellflur's music. The result is bacon immortalized in knitting. I've posted a photo of the project in two versions, "raw & cooked". Both versions were knitted from the same chart. The raw version was knitted in garter stitch starting at the short side of the chart ( 10 stitches x 60 rows). The cooked version was knit in stockinette stitch following the chart lengthwise using 60 stitches for about 12 rows. I also added a few increases/decreases at the ends of the cooked sample to keep the ends from being quite so square. I used yarns from my stash for this project, Lang's Jawoll sock weight(doubled) and Brown Sheep NatureSpun (sport weight). Needles, size 4. Silly as it seems, I charted a piece of bacon for the pattern, which will be posted in the near future.

4 comments:

Obsidian Kitten said...
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Obsidian Kitten said...

This came out great! Thank you so much.

By the way, I'm also in the middle of switching my diet and am avoiding meat and dairy in a house of others who are not so inclined. Maybe I need to knit food, too!

Thanks for a great idea!

La Rêveuse said...

This would also be great for kids' play food. So cute! I am looking forward to the chart. :)