Monday, December 21, 2009

my celestine

Otherwise known as a totally frivolous bit of knitting...
but when I saw this somewhere last week (was it on Knitty?) I had to drop everything else and make one! It's a stellated dodecahedron, which means 12 points. I used some funky variegated acrylic yarn that was in my stash for some reason, which was a bit heavier than the sock yarn in the free pattern. I have no idea what I'll do with this, or why on earth I HAD to make one, but I'm pretty happy with it!

10 comments:

Sue H said...

That is totally cool!!! I can see why you had to make one.

LC said...

I agree. My hubby and I have a silly ball with a face on it that we hide somewhere that the other one will find (eventually), like in a pocket or the back of a drawer and so on. We've been doing this for years. Your creation (if it isn't too large) looks like a candidate for a game of some sort!

Vicki W said...

That is darned cool!

sophie said...

I love it and having seen it, I may well have to drop everything else and try one myself ;-)

I'm also thinking that a half-dodecahedron with some ribbing around the open edge might make an interesting (if a little goofy) ski cap . . .

Debra said...

it's colorful and cute so does it have to have any other purpose?

imquilternity said...

Wow! That doesn't look easy to knit, but it's gorgeous! How long did it take?

Diana said...

I saw the pattern for this too, and had the same reaction, although I haven't made one yet! For the life of me I can't figure out what I'd do with it, but it looks really neat.

peggy said...

That is way cute Julie!!! I'm not a knitter or crocheter so I'm not going to be making that anytime soon but it sure is cute!!
Happy Holidays to you and yours...
Peggy

DPUTiger said...

Very cool. I have a few similar things in my Ravelry faves. I'll get ot it eventually! :-)

katelnorth said...

If I could knit, I'd have dropped everything to make one of these, too, as it's totally cool. And if you are stuck for something to do with it, well, I'm sure I could come up with a suggestion. You have my address... :)

Happy New Year!

(And, just because it amuses me, I have to tell you my word verification word is "emouse"!)