Monday, June 5, 2017

Covering It with Yarn

I got the idea Wednesday night. Friday night I attempted it. And managed to complete it in about two hours. (That included a bit of swatching to get the measurements right.)


Can you tell what it is? Probably not as it's something I made up. Does this help?


You can kind of see what's in there, if you're looking closely. So, let me take it out...


Why would I made a cozy for a fidget spinner? Remember when I told you all about the hot new teen fad? Well, it's gotten to the point of annoyance. Turns out these things aren't so silent, especially not in a silent classroom.

It's not surprising that the things have invaded my subconscious since they've become ubiquitous.

Once I turned my brain on the problem, it didn't take me too long to work out how to cover it. And it even spins while it's encased in the cozy...

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I'm going to tweak the pattern a bit before I write it up. If I write it up. I think my curiosity is now sated.

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  1. I'm wondering when those things will be old >.< I went to Walmart yesterday and saw a table full of them

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    1. They only just exploded in April, I think. They'll probably burn out over the summer.

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  2. Fidget spinners drive me crazy! My son is constantly fidgeting with his. I like your little case, though. Maybe kids can keep them quiet in a case like that.

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    1. They won't bang on things, but that whirring sound will still be there.

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  3. I had heard of them and read about them on your blog. I hadn't seen one "in person" until a week ago at Wal-Mart. The people ahead of us; a mom with two teen sons were debating colors and finally agreed on what colors to get. One teen left and came back with 3 fidgets. I asked if that's what they were. They did look interesting, but I refrained from getting one.

    I love your creation!! Very clever.

    betty

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  4. Hi Liz - does the cozy not stretch and come off ... but am glad you're amused, though perhaps happy your sated now you've made one! Cheers Hilary

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  5. That's a really clever idea. I bet you'll save a bunch of parents' sanity!

    Cait @ Click's Clan

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    1. I don't know about that. I know there will be a way to make the cozy annoying as well.

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  6. A spinner soundproofer! How ingenious!
    Visit me @ Life & Faith in Caneyhead. 😉

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  7. I totally didn't recognize them. How cute. That might help muffle them at least!

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  8. I heard about these spinners but have no clue what they are about and why. If they are that noisy then this is a good thing to make...teachers and parents will be very happy.

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    1. It doesn't muffle the sound in the least. And the concept behind them is for those that fidget it gives their hands something to do. Although, I don't think they really help.

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  9. Ha. I can imagine being in a classroom and expecting silence and hearing this odd whirr that just got louder as more students played with theirs.

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    1. I think someone needs to make a YouTube video with just that scenario.

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  10. I'm curious - have you seen any evidence in your classrooms if these devices work with students who have ADHD? As a sub, you may not know who has it "officially" but I would guess you have your suspicions. As a side note, my autistic brother in law was absolutely fascinated with spinning objects, I understand, when he was a toddler.

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    1. I think they're more of a distraction than anything. But I haven't seen anyone who I know has ADHD with one, so I can't say for certain.

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  11. HAHA...I knew when I first saw it what it was! The shape gave it away. That is too funny.

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  12. I wonder how long these things will be the rage.
    Coffee is on

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    1. I give it through the summer at the most.

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  13. Try selling them on Etsy and see what happens. You could make them in different designs and patterns. You never know.

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  14. I still have never seen one of these in person but I did read a news article about how they're terrible things.

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    1. How so, terrible? Annoying, sure. They don't do much, really. But compared to some other fads, it's not so bad.

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  15. As with most fads, I just don't get it, but I do like that you have made a little blankie for 'em. Time to put 'em to bed huh?

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    1. Oh, that's brilliant. I may have to use that.

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