Jess Hutch.

Monday, February 06, 2006

knitting bear

knitting bear close
Rain gave me this super fantastic toy bear - it knits. Well, it pretends to knit. You wind it up and its elbows move up and down, and its head bobs slowly. Actually, the head kind of slumps on the way down, which gives it a hilarious drunken quality. I love it and have been known to wind it up repeatedly and watch it, cackling all the while. It's the little things. Here's another photo, and one of the box it came in (featuring an illustration of a cat, monkey, and bear wearing cat's-eye glasses and knitting).

Rain writes about TV on her blog and on sfist, she introduced me to Lost and Arrested Development so she knows of what she speaks. Speaking of AD - don't forget to check out the 4-episode block on Friday at 8-10pm - they're the last episodes of the series and I assure you I will be laughing through tears.

Anyway, back to the knitting bear. Such odd little pointy fingers, yes? I took a very close-up photo of the bear using the supermacro setting on my (newish) camera. I love old toys, and I think their real beauty is in the details.

9 Comments:

At 9:10 PM , Rain said...

I'm so glad you love the drunken-knitting bear. The photos are awesome!

 
At 4:52 PM , laura r. said...

that is wonderful!

 
At 8:51 PM , natasha said...

where does a gal get one of those? where?

 
At 10:58 PM , lisa said...

that is really cute, jess. and the photo you took is also beautiful.

 
At 9:30 AM , cccavicch said...

I have one of these, too! And two knitting cats that are even older. I love winding them up and watching them knit. I pretend I bought them to amuse my nieces, but they're really for me. :-)

Carolyn

 
At 5:10 AM , Jenn said...

I am addicted to lost!!

 
At 3:45 PM , Gabby said...

Hey, just a little curiosity: how is it going with the gocco? Have you done any mroe little projects? I'm on the verge of buying one, and just thought I'd see if you had more to say about it - thanks for your gorgeous blog, it's most inspirational x

 
At 3:17 PM , Anonymous said...

This knitting bear is too much cute! Things this cute should be saved for extreme situations, like crying children or car accidents.

Pip

www.pipandtom.com

 
At 10:31 PM , kerbot2000 said...

awww, i wuv bears!!

 

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