Weird Knit Wednesday: Evil on the Shelf

So, I am not a fan of the Elf on the Shelf. It strikes me as being a bit deceitful and manipulative. Also, the whole thing reminds me of Chucky, which more than a little creeps me out.

That being said, I have only a 1 year-old in my house. There is not much in the way of trickery that can stop him from misbehaving (which these days include cat tail tugging and people biting – ah, the joy teething). So I cannot fathom what parents of older children are dealing with (other than hopefully less bite marks). So I do not judge you with your elves on the shelves. 

Somehow I got to wondering if some crafty knitter or two developed patterns of sweaters or pants or whatever for these creepy little elves. I was quite surprised to see my search on Ravelry come up empty.

Well, nearly empty. Instead of doll clothes I found a pattern to make the elf himself (which, by the way, is an awesome rhyme!). 

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The creator of this Shelf Elf went above and beyond in her pictures, showing this little guy in his most mischievous glory!

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I think this little guy is awesome! I’m always a proponent of making things for yourself when possible and money-saving. But again, I have yet to find something actually KNITTED for this Weird Knit Wednesday. Are crocheters just wackier than us knitters?

There are a couple more great images from this very creative crafter if you check out her page on Ravelry.

 

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