Sunday, April 3, 2011

Where do I crochet? (= Where do I NOT crochet?)


When and where do I craft? Always and everywhere! I hate wasting time - I feel a subconscious pressure on me all the time to make the most of every minute. I don't know why my inner sandclock is on overdrive, but I feel the pressing need to always being DOING stuff. If there is a chance that I'll be made wait anywhere or for anything, I generally have a skein of yarn and a hook hidden in my handbag.

See, you have to be prepared, bloggers! Inspiration is everywhere!
Yesterday when I was in town I spotted egg warmers in one of those shops that specialises in selling all kinds of knick-knackery that no one needs. Mr Gingerbread was standing behind me looking painedly patient, exuding martyrdom and muttering under his breath in English so only I would understand his displeasure ("Only women buy stuff in these shops. This stuff is all useless. Who needs a purple plastic boiled-egg slicer? Use a knife! And what's that? An automatic cocktail shaker? Pick the darned thing up and shake it yourself!" etc.) Anyway, I spotted bunny rabbit egg warmers and I was smitten. Smitten, I tell you. Which is quite odd, because I don't eat boiled eggs as a rule, and hiding them under little hats doesn't make them more appetising to me. But I was still inspired. (Actually, at first I was more indignant at the fact that you had to pay €3 for a bunny egg warmer. For a couple of minutes Mr G and I formed a chorus of grumbles at the con-artistry of making someone pay €3 for an egg warmer. You could buy two dozen eggs for that! Eat your egg up and stop messing about, then you'll have no need for an egg warmer! Etc.)

Home we went and while Mr G tucked into a conciliatory icecream (easily appeased, that man) I started crocheting - yes, at the table. Even as he was unwrapping his Snickers icecream, I had my wool lined up and was sharpening my hook (metaphorically.) And thus the Killer Bunny Egg Warmers came to life. Scary, eh? (Sorry, but they're so ridiculous, they just make me laugh. They're getting an extra-big photo, just for that.)

19 comments:

Fay Lynn said...

Too funny and too cute.

I have banned my DH from making any comments at all if we are in one of those kinds of stores.

The egg cozies are too cute

Julie said...

They are way cute! And Mr. Gingerbread has the patience of a saint lol.

They put me in mind of Bunnicula. Have you ever read the Bunnicula books? The other pets in the family are convinced that the new rabbit in the house is a vampire. Quite funny kids novels.

PandaBearofDoom said...

I love Bunnicula, he sucked the juice out of his carrots XD. Those are super cute XD

The Gingerbread Lady said...

Bunnicula!! Have to Google this! Haha!

Keri said...

I agree that paying for the egg warmers was silly. But making them is a great idea. And they are so cute. Even made my dh smile and he hates eggs.!

Voie de Vie said...

We will dub them the Mr. and Mrs. G Save 3 Euros egg warmers. They are hysterically cute!

JelliDonut said...

Your bunny egg warmers are adorable. Who wouldn't want these?

Leah said...

Those are hilarious and awesome!

Ms C @ HappyElastic said...

I still have my copy of Bunnicula, I must read it to my kids soon. Love the egg cosies

Reality Jayne said...

well..............hmmmmmmmmmm

Genki said...

These are so cute! I love the colours and their little teeth!

barbara l. hale said...

Very cool!

Alice the fiber fiend said...

I just love them, they are just TCFW! You just think it's a mild mannered boiled egg-- but watch out... it's really a-- homicidal bunny rabbit!!!

Paul & Carla said...

Well, you have taught me something new: I didn't even know eggs needed warmers! It's amazing what you can learn by reading blogs!

Rachelle said...

Have you got your easter eggs painted and displayed ALREADY! And now they have protective covers too?

You, lady, are putting us to shame!

The Gingerbread Lady said...

Don't worry, Rachelle - I decorated the eggs last year :-) And the egg cozies took a half-hour to make, so I'm just coasting along in my normal state of total disorganisation and complete denial!

Mlle said...

How could one not like something so zany? It makes me want to buy egg cups so that I can also make egg cozies and then...um...continue to not actually eat hard-boiled eggs... There may be a flaw in my plan. Somewhere.

Paul & Carla said...

Mlle, you could always hide plastic eggs underneath the cozies. They need to stay warm, too, don't they?

Gracey is not my name.... said...

Way too awesome!