Call me an old-fashioned granny, but I do love knitting. I’m not very good (getting better), and what I can knit is limited to hats, mittens, scarves, and the obligatory pot holder. So I think that knitting this complicated and grotesque teratoma is still a bit beyond my skill level……wait!?! A teratoma…..knitted?! Yes, its true, and if you start now, it may be finished by Halloween.
Is that a teratoma or are you just happy to see me?
The word teratoma roughly means “monstrous tumor,” and is a germ cell tumor which has some mature differentiated tissue types which are usually very out-of-place, and occasionally teeth, jaws, eyeballs and hands. They are an interesting and rare medical oddity. I won’t include any pictures (they’re a bit gross), but you can do an image search on ‘teratoma’ if you’d like to learn more about them.