Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Life Would Be a Ding-a-Derry…

If I only had a knitted brain.

Just when you thought that all creative nooks and crannies had been conquered…

a psychiatrist in Massachusetts has knitted an anatomically correct replica of the human brain.

It all started innocently enough, I’m sure –

One clotted bit of yarn that looked strangely like a cerebellum…

A few strings of wool that screamed “spinal cord!”

The next thing you know, you’re up to your elbows in Merino and purling away at an amygdala.

It took Karen Norberg, M.D. about a year to create her woolen wonder, but it was well worth it –

The brain is now on display at the Boston Museum of Science. Check it out for yourself here.

The good doctor reports that she’d like to see it on posters or t-shirts… “but I am not so sure whether people will want to walk around with a knitted brain on the front of their clothes."

Are you kidding me?

I know LOTS of folks who could benefit from any form of portable brain.

PROMPT: Knitting is not just for cozies anymore! Wrap your cranium around a body part and purl away… On second thought, how about a character with an unusual knitting addiction? Does the family perform an intervention… or do they all think that it’s perfectly normal to pass the time crafting wickedly woolly clarinet bikinis? 

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