Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Knitting, knitting everywhere

Tonight, the Fool and I went to another childbirth preparation class. The instructor was talking about how babies are positioned when the mother goes into labor. She had all kinds of props to illustrate her point - a big model pelvis, a small baby doll and a knitted uterus!
It looked like a bag with a ribbed opening and drawstrings running the length of the bag to simulate some kind of ligament.
So she stuffed the baby doll into the bag and started showing us how the cervix (depicted in 2 x 2 ribbing) stretches to accommodate the baby's head, etc,. etc., etc.
I couldn't concentrate, though. See, the uterus was striped. Blue and brown. And I found that highly distracting.

8 comments:

Stephenson! said...

*snicker*

JustApril said...

Hilarious

yarndork said...

*snort*

File that under "Things to NOT use my scrap yarn for..."

anne marie in philly said...

you mean it's NOT?!?

(gigglesnort)

Scott said...

I would be more impressed if the teacher had knitted a simulated placenta too. Now *that* would take craftsmanship!

Aidan said...

I've seen pictures of an actual uterus, and they actually ARE brown and blue striped knits.

You should see the demonstrative exhibits used by the proctologist. Eek.

Lanea said...

Striped, eh? I could see that being distracting. . .

Eldronius said...

I have been absent internet reading for a couple of months and must have missed something. You are expecting!? I am so happy for you...congratulations!

And now you will have someone to completely smother in knitwear every day of the year. Wooo.