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Mar 19, 2017 19:40:01   #
ourhobbyhouse
 
I look at Ravelry frequently to see new patterns and get ideas. For the life of me I can't understand why anyone would knit food. It's not a toy for child or critter. It's not wearable. You can't wash or dry dishes with it. It's not a Christmas or other holiday ornament. It's too reminiscent of 50's wax fruit to be decorative. Why oh why would someone knit fruit, veggies, cakes and pies?
 
Mar 19, 2017 19:42:12   #
amlynda
 
. . . because they can :-)
Mar 19, 2017 19:43:44   #
Janallyn (a regular here)
 
I've wondered the same myself, but all seem to do wonderful jobs.
Mar 19, 2017 19:46:42   #
canuckle49 (a regular here)
 
amlynda wrote:
. . . because they can :-)


Sure, and just for fun ! Would be great for a children's play kitchen too ! Kids would love them. Wish I was that talented. 😊
Mar 19, 2017 19:48:14   #
laceylinda
 
I wondered about that too until I came across some selling on eBay as play food for children and some of it was selling quite well.
Mar 19, 2017 19:56:09   #
dorfor
 
My granddaughter just loves the fruit, veg, cakes, etc that her Mum has made - both knit and crochet. Can be washed and no concerns for sorts of plastics, etc that may have been used.
 
Mar 19, 2017 20:07:23   #
Cronewbie (a regular here)
 
My grandchildren love to play with these with their kitchen set. They "cook" and serve this delicious food and I eat it up. :~). Their food is wooden, fabric, and crocheted, but I'm sure they would have no problem with knitted ones, too.
Mar 19, 2017 20:18:34   #
lizcrafts
 
This is the link to a post I made about the knit and crocheted foods I made for my 4 little grand daughters almost 2 years ago. http://www.knittingparadise.com/t-345393-1.html

They are still enjoying playing with them and have had more fun out of these items than from most of the manufactured toys I have ever bought for them. Every time they come round they want to know what new foods I have made for their kitchen.

They play shops, picnics, restaurants, school lunches, hospitals - you name it, they've played it and enjoyed every minute!!!! They were well worth the time I spent making them. I can't understand why this is a problem for anyone.
Liz
Mar 19, 2017 20:26:26   #
Cronewbie (a regular here)
 
[quote=lizcrafts]This is the link to a post I made about the knit and crocheted foods I made for my 4 little grand daughters almost 2 years ago. http://www.knittingparadise.com/t-345393-1.html

They are still enjoying playing with them and have had more fun out of these items than from most of the manufactured toys I have ever bought for them. Every time they come round they want to know what new foods I have made for their kitchen.

They play shops, picnics, restaurants, school lunches, hospitals - you name it, they've played it and enjoyed every minute!!!! They were well worth the time I spent making them. I can't understand why this is a problem for anyone.
Liz[

Nice!
Mar 19, 2017 20:42:50   #
Jeannne (a regular here)
 
[quote=lizcrafts]This is the link to a post I made about the knit and crocheted foods I made for my 4 little grand daughters almost 2 years ago. http://www.knittingparadise.com/t-345393-1.html

I wish that I were your grandchildren! I love toys like this that are not plastic and need no batteries! You couldn't begin to find these on a shelf at the store.. Lucky kids!
Mar 19, 2017 20:49:05   #
louisevl
 
https://www.etsy.com/listing/165014559/instant-download-pdf-vintage-crochet?ref=market
I've crocheted the above hamburger pillow and neck pillow (pickle) several times over many years for my granddaughters.

The pattern was in an old McCalls Needlework and Crafts magazine in the 70's. I've changed the types of yarn, added curly fries in a Chinese carryout box, and generally had fun

I'm doing another one now as gd is graduating in June. The girls all used the various parts as seating pads and informed me they made great conversation pieces in their dorm rooms. I have added lettuce to the above. Today, while waiting for dh to get through a carving show, many stopped to ask me what I was making and I had to explain, yes, it really is an onion.
 
Mar 19, 2017 21:17:16   #
GrumpyGramma (a regular here)
 
It doesn't appeal to me either. But ...


Mar 19, 2017 21:39:48   #
seamer45 (a regular here)
 
It can be decorative and my GD has some she plays with toting them around in her little shopping cart with some boxes so she can pretend to shop.
Mar 19, 2017 21:41:44   #
scottybearNSW (a regular here)
 
I personally don't knit them, but I don't have a problem with anybody knitting anything they want to.
Mar 19, 2017 22:09:01   #
Jpacquin (a regular here)
 
I often wondered that myself. I saw a pattern to make a donut last time I was looking at patterns.
I had never thought of children's play food. What a cute idea.
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