Thursday, August 19, 2010


These wonderful people over at the now-defunct The AntiCraft have created a beautifully sick knitted Teratoma. And if that term leaves you feeling a little bemused, let me fill you in:

A teratoma is an encapsulated tumor with tissue or organ components resembling normal derivatives of all three germ layers. There are rare occasions when not all three germ layers are identifiable. The tissues of a teratoma, although normal in themselves, may be quite different from surrounding tissues, and may be highly disparate; teratomas have been reported to contain hair, teeth, bone and very rarely more complex organs such as eye,[1][2] torso,[3][4] and hands, feet, or other limbs.

Thanks for the Science Part, Wikipedia...

And now for the teratoma itself:



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The Crafty Hedgehog should always be your first port of call for a good sick knit, she knits them to order, so you can actually possess one of these sick knits for yourself. Her dissection pieces would look great next to a sampler in any hallway.

Lab rat


The butchered Easter Bunny on her site is a delight, and would provide a fitting and traumatic gift for any small child that has annoyed you recently.

Credit: Crafty Hedgehog