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« on: October 18, 2006 07:19:15 PM »


 I don't think this has been posted yet.

 See it here...

 http://www.theanticraft.com/
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« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2006 08:11:11 PM »

yeah, and allow me to say that it has finally happened. Finally I have found a knitting pattern that was SO strange SO out there that instead of squeeing with glee and grabbing the needles like i have for EVERY OTHER strange bizarre knitting pattern, I have instead pointed the needles at it and backed. Away. Slowly.

You know, it a respectful, awed kind of way. But still putting distance between me and it.

And I'm a med student. I don't do squeamish much. Wow.
http://www.theanticraft.com/archive/samhain06/teratoma.htm
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« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2006 08:19:53 PM »

the website and design are awesome.  i really like the way it is put together. 
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« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2006 08:46:33 PM »

what's a teratoma?
if youre a med student and youre scared i'm really scared.

i sharehouse with a med student, and there is a new rule that is "No surgery textbooks on the dining table" I don't need to see the graphic cover image of a tongue being operated on while i eat my muesli.

oh, and discovering that such things as fistulas exist was pretty scarring. a teratoma is worse than a fistula?
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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2006 08:54:12 PM »

Isn't a teratoma those masses that are taken out of people that are basically like an absorbed twin kinda thing?  It has teeth and hair and stuff, but grew like a tumor?


edited to add:  ok I just checked that out on Anticraft!! I want a teratoma!!  SWEET!! 
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« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2006 09:40:28 PM »

You've got the idea of a teratoma mostly right. As tumors go they're not really that scary. They are tumors found in people (usually benign) and yes they can have hair and skin and teeth and all sorts of things. They're not your twin though. They are essentially a really primordial piece of you that instead of maturing and growing into YOU like all the rest of your cells instead stayed primordial and became a little bit of everything in a very unorganized way. They are never organized enough really to grow like, an eyeball (though it makes the knitted one very cool), but little bits of any kind of human tissue could be found in them.

It's almost never cancer, somehow that makes it cuter to knit. I hope this wasn't too gruesome for you lupinbunny.....
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« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2006 11:34:11 PM »

I definitely googled it, and the pictures that come up at the top made me not so happy. I don't like an idea of a little monstery thing growing inside of a body, much less would i like to knit one!

I like the cabled hat though, very very cute.
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« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2006 03:31:00 AM »

nah! not a problem! i've heard of them before and i just forgot the name! i think they're kind of neat actually [okay - having now googled properly and seen the BIG, MUNTED TUMOURS and realising that they seem to occur mostly in the reproductive organs, i change my mind. i imagined them kind of like a largeish mole/ wart on the skin (like, 1/3 inch across). uh, wrong, lupinbunny].

but it's not certain that they're a primordial part of you (now i know that they are the thing i'm thinking of, i'm a TOTAL expert Wink ) a book i read on mutantism said it's still not really certain what causes them, and that a cannibalised, underformed twin is still as good a hypothesis as bits-of-you-that-fail-to-develop-properly.
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« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2006 03:43:02 AM »

A CANNIBALISED TWIN?! Sweet Jesus - I can just see me taking that along  to knit outside my daughters ballet class.
'What are you making this week?'
'Oh it's a Teratoma.'
'Ooh what's that?'
'Well it's either a primordial part of yourself that never matured, or some hypothesis state that it's a cannibalised twin. I thought I'd give it to my Mother in law for Christmas. By the way would Sophie like to come and play this week?'

Damn cool though.
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« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2006 04:11:24 AM »

Ha ha.  I had my teratoma removed  last year (on Oct 31st - does that make it scarier?).  When I first found out I had one, I thought I was some kind of mutant, and people would think I was gross, but then I realised I didn't care.  I gave it a name and actually didn't want it to go in the end. Maybe I should knit myself a new one.  Smiley
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