One of our local galleries is hosting a juried show this month entitled "Numbers". I played around with a lot of ideas, but ultimately decided on the most literal interpretation I could think of to knit. So let me introduce you to....Boobies!
Best of all, I'm giving away the pattern for free! Maybe you're thinking, "Why would I want to knit a giant calculator?", so I'll tell you.
First of all, it makes a great gift for anyone you know who is a connoisseur of numbers...your accountant, favorite rocket scientist, algebra teacher, local math bee winner, or maybe it could be a subtle hint for that girl at the supermarket who always rings up my regular bananas as the more expensive organic bananas.
Secondly, when there's not enough light in your overly shady house in the woods, and your child's solar-powered calculator isn't working, he or she can do his or her homework with this one. It makes math fun! Just look at Drew doing his math worksheet. He's almost giddy!
And last, but not least, this giant calculator also makes a very stylish throw pillow!
By the way, if you haven't yet figured out why I named my new creation "boobies", you might want to turn your computer upside down. If you're not comfortable making a pillow that reads "boobies", you might want to try another one of these popular calculator words...
be, beg, beige, bell, bellies, besiege, bezel, blesses, blog, boggle, boobless, booze, eels, eggs, ego, eligible, giggles, gigolo, giselle, Google, hell, hello, high, hill, hobbies, hole, ibis, lego, oil, seize, size, sizzle, sleigh, slosh, sobs, soothe, thesis, thigh, zoo......the list is longer than you think.
So if you're interested in making your own over-sized calculator, here is where you can find the pattern.