So I mentioned in my last entry that I found some great knitting machine pattern and technique books for superb (read: dirt cheap!) prices at local thrift shops. For the most part, the patterns included are spectacular. But there are some weird ones, too.
Is this a monkey riding an elephant? Why yes, it appears to be! OK, maybe it’s supposed to be a man riding an elephant, but still! Why is it included in a stitch pattern guide?
I can just picture it now: I’m designing a sweater for myself, and I decide I need some visual flair. How about a nice lace pattern, or maybe a cable? No… something’s not right. Oh, I know! I need monkey riding an elephant! Just what the doctor ordered.
(Yes, I realize these are undoubtedly meant for children’s clothes. But I honestly don’t know why kids would want these patterns, either. Maybe the pattern designer was secretly crushed that knitters everywhere didn’t start making monkey elephant sweaters.)