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Topic: I knitted a Thneed! Yay Dr. Seuess!  (Read 17649 times)
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« on: October 10, 2006 08:53:07 PM »

So, if you haven't read "The Lorax" by Dr. Seuss you really, really should. In this book the Onceler destroys the environment by irresponsibly mass manufacturing knitted Thneeds, which are "a thing that everyone needs" and appear in the book as a sort of random garmet-like object with lots of appendages and no clear purpose.

I and a collaborator decided that the Thneed could be made in a more purposefull, eco-friendly, handcrafted way. Plus, the idea was our kind of silly. We sketched out this garmet together, and it has taken me years of plugging away at it, making the pattern up as I go along to finally finish it.



More detailed photos can be found http://www.flickr.com/photos/97731974@N00/sets/72157594322521623/detail/

No Truffula trees were harmed in the making of this Thneed, though after all this time wrestling with Lionsbrand microspun, I sort of began to regret that there were no Truffulas around that I could plunder in a responsible, renewable kind of way.... Tongue
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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2006 08:54:37 PM »

Ah, you glorious onceler, you!  What a lovely thneed, my dear!
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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2006 08:55:23 PM »

Too Cool! I love anything Seussical, and the Lorax is especially awesome Smiley Good job.
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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2006 08:55:35 PM »

Seriously, the coolest thing ever!
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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2006 08:59:32 PM »

I've been thinking of knitting a thneed for someone I know who would love one but didn't know how to go about it.  I love your version!  It's silly and practical!  Awesome job.

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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2006 09:23:20 PM »

pure genius!  This definately rocks!
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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2006 09:27:28 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2006 09:39:56 PM »

Ohhh I loved "The Lorax" so much as a kid. That is really, really super cute!
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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2006 09:42:13 PM »

yup, that is absolutely wonderful
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