Saturday, September 10, 2011

Black Gold

The problem with knitting bunny nuggets to overthrow my office building in a fuzzy bloodless coup is that people have all kinds of ideas for things that would be cool to knit.  "Knit me an oil rig!"  Hmmm, let me think about that one.  OK, got it.

The base is a recycled chunk of styrofoam from a package I received at some point covered with oddments of yarn for "stratigraphy" in the subsurface and "grass" on top.  I wanted it to be a successful well, so I added some nice black crude at the base, knit from petroleum based acrylic yarn for that added touch of poetic justice.  The derrick is i-cord threaded onto some armature wire with tied on criss-crossing lengths of yarn.  The recipient was quite pleased.