In preparation for Olive's birthday (it's not until the 12th of April but the plan is to induce her little sister around the 31st of May, so I'm guessing I won't have much time closer to the date), I have been busily knitting. She always plays with the plastic play food at playgroup and childcare but I couldn't bring myself to buy any of that plastic crap so I have been making knitted versions instead. The best thing is, with thanks to Ravelry, I was able to find all of the patterns for free.
So, with an excited little drum roll, here are the results!
Pear, apple and lemon patterns were from Peachcake Knits. And the orange was made by adjusting the apple pattern.
The banana was made using Allison Judge's Baby Fruit & Veggie Rattle patterns. The shape is great but it is remarkably small compared with Australian bananas.
The three strawberries are from PezDiva. So very, very quick to make!
Corn and mushroom patterns are by Kimberly Chapman.
The carrot, cucumber and eggplant were all made using Allison Judge's Baby Fruit & Veggie Rattle patterns. I love the cucumber and eggplant but the carrot is in definite need of a bit more tapering.
Pumpkin pattern is available as a Ravelry download by Jan Lewis.
The cute (but giant!) pea pod is courtesy of Hannah Kaminsky. Although I did lengthen the pod by an extra 10 rows so that I could fit in an extra pea.
The teeny tiny summer squash is by Gerwerken. Don't miss the correction, too.
The avocado is just a dark green pear as above but wihout the stem and leaf.
And lastly, the tomato was my own pattern.
Perhaps I am a little crazy for having knitted so many of these, but I am sane by comparison with the contributors to the fabulously funny Why would you knit that? My pick for the craziest knit is the placenta, but I have to admit that I find the knitted dissected lab rat and frog strangely beautiful ...