Colorful Stitches in Lenox, Ma. has a window display to knock your handknitted socks off! Owner Bonnie Burton has created this feast of knitted food.
The designs for knitted food come from a variety of sources. To quote Bonnie,
” I was initially inspired by “Knitted Fast Food“ by Susie Johns, which I thought was just hysterical. I had no idea how many knitters and artists had already knit down this road before me, but there are many accomplished food knitters and designers and lots of online free patterns as well as books. For example,
- Jennifer Tallapaneni has free patterns for “Piece O’ Cherry Pie” and “Dad’s Blueberry Pie” online.
- The lobster, Francois, was knit somewhat like the free pattern published by “dirigo – knitting by the sea” in a blog.
- The artful ear of corn was from another blogger’s free pattern at “Richer Gift to Learn: Knitting Corn, An Embarrassingly Involved Pursuit”.
- The watermelon slices were created by using the pattern at “elsimperdesigns” and the lemon slice came from “Library of Knitting and Crochet Information, Knit Nature Motif: Lemon Slice from Lion Brand”.
Also, there are lots of free patterns at Knitting Central and I was inspired by mushroom and strawberry patterns found there. However, most everything else was my own invention. It is possible to get into the swing of this subject and just knit what’s around you at lunch, or what’s on the menu for dinner. Once you know your flat circle formula, the pizza crusts just materialize. At the store we stock the Knitted Fast Food”“ and “Knitted Cakes“ by Susie Johns and Susan Penny, to help get you started.”
Bonnie was recently featured in the Berskshire Eagle newspaper, on the store’s 25th Anniversary.
Here’s Bonnie on Ravelry