Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Tapestry Tortilla Warmer

We eat a lot of tortillas in my house. We buy the uncooked kind, and cook them on the tortilla pan. I like to keep them warm, and usually use a towel to do so. I wanted to have something dedicated for tortillas, but I didn't really want to go buy a plastic container. I had several small amounts of yarn left, so I decided to make a tapestry crocheted felted tortilla warmer. I didn't have a set pattern in mind, but I kept going seeing where the yarn took me. The two sides are different. I used leftovers from 3 different balls of yarn from 3 different sources, they were all worsted weight, and luckily they all felted ok together. It was about 14" before felting and about 11" after felting. I'm still trying to decide if I'll need to line it or not, but I am pleased with how it turned out. The above photos are the prefelted shots. I haven't had a chance to try it out yet, but the kids think it makes a cool helmet.


Corinne said...

Hi, Karla:

I love it! We also eat A LOT of tortillas in our house and this little warmer is so pretty. What a great idea. We usually just use 2 cloth napkins and fold them inside, but I love your idea.


Rebecca said...

Those are so cute. What a great idea and I love the motifs you created!

Unraveling Sophia said...

That's really beautiful! You're so creative and talented. I hope you'll write up the pattern for Ravelry - if you have time. It would make the perfect holiday gift for someone I know! <3