I had one of these moments recently when I took it into my head that what I wanted, no, correction, what I needed to make was this:
"Er, why?", I hear you ask. "Well, just because...!"
In my defence, I would plead, "It woz the cute apple button wot dunnit!" and this item is not totally without practical function. I know, I know, "I am pedalling hard under the table!" but truly an apple cosy will keep an apple in a lunch box beautifully - instead of emerging bruised and brown after a few hours of being tumbled around, it will emerge intact and perfect (in my mind's eye anyway!) And set the apple cosy against that inviting, but totally impractical item, the serial mug cosy, for which you can buy whole bookfuls of patterns, and it's streets ahead. And before you ask, yes, I am drawn to crocheted mug cosies too, but the thought of unavoidable trickles of tea or milky coffee wending their way down the side of the mug into said mug cosies, whilst in use, has, (so far, anyway), stayed my hand and my hook but resistance is crumbling and it's only a matter of time before I suspect I will have given in!
Have a look at these cosy additions to our modern lifestyle and tell me you don't want one!
Actually, don't tell me you don't want one! Let me live in blissful ignorance! But I think the ship of the world which has a tolerant place for the frivolity of creative impulses that are not always first up in the usefully sensible stakes is a happier place for all who sail in her, whether those impulses result in apple, mug or potato cosies! And yes, I know I'm crazy...
but I don't care!
If you want to make one yourself, they're easy peasy and don't take long or much in the way of yarn. They are constructed on a similar principle to the apple cosy for which I tracked down the "Mollie Makes" pattern here. The potato version is just adapted to an oval rather than a round shape.
Have a cosy day!