Thursday, November 02, 2006

Ball Band Toilet Paper Cover

I was reminiscing recently about my childhood and I remembered my mother crocheting toilet paper hats or covers. She used cotton rug yarn to crochet the hat in the round and added a gross grain ribbon as the hat band. Mom sewed a plastic flower (no silk flowers in those days) to the hat band to finish off her hats. They were really cute. She gave them to everyone and people even asked her to make them for them when they redecorated their bathrooms so they would match their decor. I haven't thought about these in years....


Lately, I've been getting really tired of seeing my extra roll of toilet paper totally undressed! I thought to myself why not make a "ball band cover" for the toilet paper roll. I just love anything "ball band"! That's what I did. Guess this is kind of the modern version of my mother's covers. I knit it in the round so there are no seams and I'm very happy with the way it turned out. In fact I just cast on another one for my downstairs half bath. It was very quick to knit it up. Now I 'm thinking of buying a silk flower as an accessory (in honor of my mother), but that will have to wait for my shopping trip next week. Happy knitting :)

9 comments:

  1. haha. this is great!! I couldn't dress our tp--I'd be too afraid someone would forget about the covering!

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  2. That's a good looking toilet paper roll. Very nicely dressed up. I bet this one will not be used for a long time!

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  3. oh how pretty can you PLEASE share the pattern??? puuuuuulllleeeeezzzzeeeee LOL

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  4. Pattern, pattern, pattern ......

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  5. FANTASTIC!!!

    I remember those from my childhood, too. I echo:

    PATTERN PATTERN PATTERN...pretty please?

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  6. Just wanted to let you all know I will post the pattern the first chance I get!

    Happy knitting :)

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  7. That is so sweet! I just found you at Mason-Dixon Knitting and so strange because I've been wanting to make something like that but your design/pattern is super! I hope you will share the pattern! Really great looking...

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  8. This is the most awesome thing I have seen all week! My kids never have any extra TP in their bathroom and it makes me crazy. I'm going to knit them a bright one of these and they'll know it's never to be empty! At least we'll have one roll in there.

    I can't wait to see the pattern. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  9. Wow, I'd love seeing that in my bathroom. Cant wait to see your pattern!

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