Saturday, January 5, 2013

A Riddle Solved

Do you remember? In my end-of-the-year post I've asked you what this could be:


You had some pretty good and creative ideas:
  • a crochet hook case (2 times)
  • a teapot cozy
  • a tissue box cover
  • a cowl
  • a yoga-mat roll-cover (I especially liked this idea)
to tell you the truth, I hadn't really expected that anyone would get it right, but indeed... you did!! One of the above is the right answer, look:
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Rajeswari got it right, it's indeed a tissue-box-cover! I've seen this idea a while ago in a Japanese Crochet Book. The stitches and the design were completely different, but I liked the idea of the "wrap" - no measuring and fiddling around with the right size so that the cover fits around the box, or tricky-to-do openings, just a piece of crochet, two buttons and that's it!

Now, of course nobody really needs a tissue box wrap, but nevertheless I just had to try it: as I said, I liked the simplicity of the idea, and it's a great way to try new stitch patterns! And that's what I'm mainly into right now. Last year I was crazy about motifs, but for a while now I'm drawn to interesting stitch-combinations. And this little wrap is ideal for playing around with stitches and colors (although this is a rather wild color-combo... *gg*), and even with different kinds of borders. Oh, and buttons! :) I'm quite sure you'll see a lot more tissue box wraps on my blog this year (maybe with tutorials)!

Here's another one I've made:

I've made this one for my Dad for Christmas. You know that my Mom got her big Christmas Blanket, and I wanted to give him at least a little something handmade, too (along with the gift-card for the DIY-store, which was his main - and always very appreciated - Christmas present). As a little joke, I've wrapped the items seperately, the cover was one present, the tissue box was another one. No matter which one he opened first, it would be confusing to him, I thought - and it was! :) He opened the crochet wrap first. After putting it around his shoulder, his arm, and even on his head, he finally buttoned it around his thigh, convinced it was a leg-warmer, waiting for the other one. And he had to wait a little, because we were twelve people celebrating Christmas Eve at my brother's house! When it was my Dad's turn again, he opened the present with the tissue box and was completely puzzled again. He didn't make the connection to the wrap (the "leg-warmer" *gg*), but thought the box might contain the gift-card he was hoping for, and so he tore up the box and pulled out the whole bunch of tissues to see if the gift card was hidden in there. By that time I jumped in and solved the riddle :)

My Mom, by the way, was completely surprised by the blanket and loves it a lot! I actually thought that she had already suspected something like that, but she said she had no idea! She had opened my other present first (a pair of warm home-slippers) and was obviously surprised when she discovered that there was another big present box for her under the tree. She was so happy when she saw the blanket, and it was so good to see her like that again!

Hope you like the first two wraps, I guess I'll be back with more, soon!



 

12 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I love the simplicity and the frilly edging!

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  2. I love it Barbara - it's pretty and a great idea. If you ever get tired of it being used as a tissue box cover, you can always use your Dad's idea - make another one and wear them as leg warmers. :)

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  3. What a neat idea! great way to dress up a box and not make it even look obvious as to what it is. I love it!

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  4. I love it! I think it's a great way to disguise a box of tissues without it even seeming so. Very clever!!!

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  5. Klasse Idee, Barbara! Und so schön simpel. Man sieht ja schonmal solche Hüllen, die die ganze Box umfassen (also auch die Seiten), da ist das hier wesentlich umkomplizierter :-)

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  6. really cute idea! thanks for sharing...

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  7. Ein schöne Idee die ollen Verpackungen einzuhüllen.
    Ein kreatives neues Häkeljahr wünsche ich Dir.
    Herzliche Grüße
    Petra

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  8. What a brilliant idea!
    I am all for quick and easy solutions!
    Looks really lovely.
    Have a great week.
    Xx

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  9. oooh, clever idea! I love the colours, particularly the first one. If I'd guessed what it was, I would have said a seat belt cosy - I crocheted one to stop my seat belt digging in my neck and it looks pretty much like that!!

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