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i'd like a gallbladder for my birthday please! it'd make a lovely brooch, and it does, after all, store 'byl'. tee hee. where do you find this stuff?


I personally think a gallbladder would be a bit much for a brooch. A simple gallstone would be better; more subtle. Would that be okay?

Where do I find this stuff? I come across it in my Internet travels and bookmark it for future reference. Sometimes friends send me links.


could you knit me a small pool of bile? i want the brooch to be representative of me somehow. though admitedly, knitted gallstones not only would make fabulous brooches, but lovely christmas ornaments too.

btw,, this post is in my top three. it almost tops the hairball...


My gallbladder went "missing" almost 2 1/2 years ago now... never thought of replacing it with a knitted variety, but that is definately on my Christmas wish list now!!


As someone who's been living with type 1 diabetes for over two decades, I'd love to see a knitted pancreas. ;)

Great work - very interesting!


Oh dude, I love the stitch pattern on the pancreas. That's way more pancreas-like than mine (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kirinqueen/414694239/ I pretty much made up the shape, too, partly so it would fit my size restrictions). I think I'll have to make a new one.


Knitting is really more common among people bent toward the "hard sciences," both male and female. My favorite pattern designer is a biophysicist. I'm a chemistry nerd and adore the hobby.

Found your blog looking for a knit version of a spine to give a friend, actually, which is why my comment is late to the party. But it's certainly not an odd hobby for a doctor or anyone else who appreciates math, science and all other forms of geekery and has the dose of creativity necessary to bring their designs to life.

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