Remember the days of high school biology with that year end milestone of dissecting a frog? These days most schools offer the cruelty free option of doing a digital dissection, but why not turn this momentous occasion into something cute and cuddly? That’s exactly what knitting enthusiast Emily Stoneking has done. Her Etsy line, which she calls aKNITomy, began with the dissected frog and has expanded to the other common dissections- earthworm, fetal pig, and lab rat, but also offers some items most of us (barring the CIA) will never get the chance to dissect- an alien autopsy, a bisected human head, and the Easter Bunny (filled with Easter eggs and plastic grass of course). Stoneking says, “I love the idea of making something that is so icky out of something so cuddly and cozy.”[see_also]
Each aKNITomical piece is the perfect balance of gross and cute that every science classroom should have. Although Stoneking has no background in science, she has been knitting since 2001 and hasn’t stopped since. She is a part time student at the University of Vermont where she can be seen knitting in all of her classes. Check out more of her designs on Facebook and Etsy and keep them in mind as the perfect gift for all the science geeks in your life and if you’re that science geek treat yourself to a cuddly conversation piece.