Monday, August 17, 2009

Memory Lane

When I was a kid, back before we became heathens* (or "Recovering Catholics" as Dr. Mad Scientist says) we used to go to church every Sunday.

Sometimes the promise of donuts afterwards from Carrs was the only thing that got me through that hour Sunday morning.

Recently, my Younger Younger Brother emailed me with this picture asking if I could knit him up a half dozen.


I knit a donut for Moochie a while back, so this wasn't a hard request to fill.


Hee hee, I might have taken a donut bag from Shoprite. I will neither admit nor deny it and will leave you to your proofs.



And seriously, as much as I HATE the coffee mug FO picture--I'll make an exception for knitted donuts!

Why no, I don't ever wash my toaster.

I hope he likes them!

ETA: I should add that I didn't make this pattern up. I forgot where I got it! It was from someone's blog though--when they're blog patterns I usually cut and paste the pattern into a word document. Which means I usually don't capture the name of the blog I got it from. Oops!

*It's a fun story involving a hippie priest, abortion protests, and the separation of Church and State.



Blogger Dianna said...

You should knit him one more with a bite taken out of it! Those are great!

7:37 AM  
Blogger Karen said...


You know...I grew up Catholic, and for 3 wonderful summers I went to sleepaway camp. A Jewish sleepaway camp. And the promise of donuts is what got most of us up early on a Saturday morning to attend "temple services" in the rec center. I was Jewish for a good number of Saturdays just for donuts. I should be ashamed....I'm not. :)

8:35 AM  
Blogger Trillian42 said...

LOL - the church I went to as a kid was next door to McDonald's. You can guess how Mom bribed my brother and I to go (and behave) most weeks. I still love their stupid hash browns...

The donuts look great! Really cute!

8:39 AM  
Blogger LilKnitter said...

A hippie priest? Sounds like my kind of priest! :)

And it feels very odd to have my appetite whetted by pictures of knitting. Yum.

8:40 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those turned out really GOOD....GOOD enough to EAT!!! Boy! I miss donuts!
Mom got tired of bribing you all to get up and going on Sunday mornings! Now it is the newspaper and computer! Love, Mom

8:50 AM  
Blogger DPUTiger said...

Those donuts are five kinds of awesome. I want one!

9:37 AM  
Anonymous elspeth said...

Yours look better than the original! Great job!

10:41 AM  
Blogger weezalana said...

Those are awesome! Nice touch with the bag, too!

10:49 AM  
Blogger Coco, not as in Chanel :) said...

Those are cute!!!! I love them. :) Ha! I never clean my toaster either. It is filled w/ crumbs so whenever I use it, I have this nice burnt aroma throughout my upstairs :0)

11:47 AM  
Blogger Poops said...

Must. Find. Pattern.

Must. Knit. Donuts.


2:11 PM  
Blogger Carina said...

Those rock! I want to knit some now as a joke for our church's craft sale this fall. Regulars would get it--when you host coffee hour, you have to get donuts from the right place, because if you don't, you're in serious hot water.

3:31 PM  
Blogger Crafty Christina said...

Great donuts! My Shoprite doesn't have awesome donut bags like that. Its just plain clear plastic bags.

Growing up, my family was Catholic in name only, though I went to Catholic school in my later school years. I'm much better about it now. I'm also lucky...Pi doesn't need bribing to go to Church. She actually likes it.

5:45 PM  
Blogger Rebel said...

OMG those are so cute! Love love love the bag. =)

7:43 PM  
Blogger Batty said...

Those are awesome! I'm not a big fan of donuts or knitted food, but I love these.

8:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the donuts (& the bag). Some of our grocery stores have boxes with the see-thru tops for a half dozen donuts. We don't have donuts very often, but Erin likes the ones with the sprinkles.

I remember a hippie priest we had growing up. He is still a priest & teaches history at a local college. By what I've heard, he hasn't changed much over the years. He was also a good friend of a couple that my parents ran around with. I remember going to this couple's house & this priest would do Sunday Mass there. Then we would have brunch & the adults would have Bloody Marys & mimosas.

Love, Aunt Susan

8:01 PM  
Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

I'll bet if you googled a line of the pattern, it would come right up for you. I used to cheat at the monthly dishcloth KaL that way. =P

The donuts are awesome! Tasty!

10:01 PM  
Blogger cpurl17 said...

Yum, I love donuts--those are adorable!

10:49 PM  
Blogger cpurl17 said...

Yum, I love donuts--those are adorable!

10:49 PM  
Blogger Alisha said...

Oh my gosh I love those. I have been wanting to make the cupcakes that I have seen but so cute.

6:22 AM  
Blogger Alisha said...

Oh and although there was not donuts...there was always cookies at church when I was little. That got me through the service...even now as a adult on the very very rare time I go to church....I look forward to the tea and cookies lol

6:24 AM  
Blogger Ina said...

Love the chocolate-frosted donuts, and their presentation! So appealing and high-fiber, low-carb, too.

8:58 AM  
Blogger Tactless Wonder said...

Hmm, thinking back? It was the fear of the "Wrath of Mom" that kept us going to 7AM mass on Sundays (yes, 7AM...urg).

I remember donuts though...fundraisers were simple diabetic nightmares back then, ah ignorance and bliss...

9:30 AM  
Blogger Donna Lee said...

There was a govt official (can't remember which govt but it was in the US) who lost his job for not allowing the staff to eat donuts before meetings. He went so far as to remove any donuts from the coffee area when he saw them. The staff complained and his job is "pending". I'd totally ship him some knitted donuts.

2:23 PM  
Blogger Miss T said...

I love those, and the paper bag really makes the gift!

2:58 PM  
Blogger Zonda said...

Those are totally awesome! the wrapping too!

10:09 PM  
Blogger Mother Necessity said...

Those are wonderful - I'm sure your brother will be thrilled. But, of course, now I want to go eat a pile of donuts....

8:08 AM  
Blogger Linnea said...

Kick-a$$ on all accounts.

1:35 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

Knitted donuts! That's hilarious.

3:11 PM  
Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said...

Seriously cute!! Love them in the bag too!

1:17 AM  
Anonymous Necia said...

I love it! They look so realistic, or is it my lack of sugar.

2:24 PM  

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