Monday, March 28, 2016

A Preview

I was back out at the farmers market a couple weeks ago. During the course of the day, one of the other vendors came over to ask me a question. Could I make...?

I had not seen such a thing before. But it appeared simple enough.

Upon getting home, I went to do some research. There are some people who can see a crocheted item and know exactly what to do to reproduce it. I liken these people to those who can play music by ear--they hear it once and can play it for you.

I, however, am like the musicians who need to have the sheet music in front of them. I can follow a crochet (or knitting) pattern easily. But reverse engineering a garment? I can do it, but it'll take me a while. And why should I, when a pattern can easily be found?

Besides, it turns out that what I had envisioned was way more complicated than the pattern turned out to be.

First, you get an object that looks like this...



And then with finishing...

Well, it turns into something more recognizable. And if I had lots of other knit and/or crochet projects to show off, I'd probably be writing about something else entirely today.

But this item fits C perfectly. So, rather than steal an A to Z post and scramble for a C post next Monday, I'm just going to tease you with this. Although, I bet some of you already know what this is going to turn out to be.

25 comments:

  1. I don't know what it'll turn out to be. I'm looking forward to finding out, though!

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    1. Nope. Glad I didn't give something to show actual size. You would have all gotten it then for sure.

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  3. It looks to me like covers for ear phones or something. Well, it begins with C, so I think it's a good guess even if I'm not sure why you'd need such a thing. I can't wait to see what they are :)

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  4. Dang it. I thought you were going to say what it is.

    A can holder? Like those foam things you can put a can of coke in? lol I don't know...

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    1. I will say. In a week. With pretty pictures and everything (assuming the pictures turn out--I haven't taken them yet).

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  5. Hmmm....covers for flowerpots?
    I remember the time I tried to crochet (a request) golf club covers. I don't take custom orders anymore....Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. If it's something I've never attempted before, I require a pattern. But this didn't look too hard, and the patterns were easy to find.

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  6. No, they can't be that. the earphones sound more possible. A beret? A casserole cozy? I look forward to the answer!

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    1. If it was bigger, it is about the right shape for a casserole cozy. That might be interesting.

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  7. Hmmm. No idea. It looks like it has a receptacle for two things though.

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    1. It'll make sense once it's finished.

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  8. I have no clue but the best I can come up with is a Crocheted item:)

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  9. I reckon they are cup warmers (for coffee mugs or take away coffee cups), I have seen them before looking a bit like this when not on a mug!

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    1. Nope. I do have cup cozies, but these aren't them.

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    1. Come back next week and I'll tell you.

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  11. Looking forward to the "C" reveal! I was guessing ear muffs but that's the wrong letter.

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    1. Ear muffs seem to be a popular guess. I have no idea how to make those, though.

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  12. Hmmm curious! Looking forward to C. All I could think was the things that whole plastic garbage bags but thinking they aren't big enough for that. lol

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