I couldn’t get a real food post together today, but I wanted to share a little knit food item I made.
I’ve been pretty obsessed with the “hot dog man” for a few years. It started when we saw a giant one from my work building on a neighboring rooftop. After googling, it turns out it’s a real phenomenon. And once you see one, you see them all over the place. I even saw an art piece that was a giant ceramic hot dog man giving birth to another one.
A long series of events led to me owning two small ones! They are about two and a half feet tall. They live at my work. I used to want one outside of my apartment, but I was worried about someone stealing it. My coworkers also got really into the hot dog man. Earlier this year, one of my coworkers got very sick and took a leave of absence. I made a little knit version of the hot dog man to send to her.
My Rav page here.
I used Anna Hrachovec’s Tiny Hot Dog pattern from Teeny-Tiny Mochimochi. I added the arms, legs, mustard and ketchup and sport socks. I put some wire through the segments to allow him to stand up. The yarn is all Knit Picks Palette, knit probably on 2.5mm needles.
I was catching up on blogs the other day and realized that Anna had featured my little guy on her blog a couple weeks ago. I was beyond flattered! I love all of her cute patterns!
I am not sure if my little tiny hot dog man made it to its recipient. I may have had the wrong address. Sadly, my coworker passed away after an 8-year fight with breast cancer. Her obituary is here. She is definitely missed. I hope this little guy gave her some enjoyment.
I love knitting tiny toys and think I will make many more in the future!