Yum!! Did you know that foods on sticks are my favorite kinds of foods? If you can get it at a carnival, I'm into it! I actually can't eat too much cotton candy without feeling terrible, but I could probably eat my weight in corn dogs with little ill effect (outside of elevated blood pressure I'm sure!). Sadly fair and carnival time is only a small portion of the year! To get through the tragic months devoid of deep friend stick foods I crocheted these delightful pen cozies! These are another installment from the Twinkie Chan book I've been working through, and I really like how they turned out!
The corn dogs turned out a little bigger than I might have liked, but they still ook delicious and I'd still take a bite! Speaking of bite, the bitten one looks like it might be more batter than dog, but that's my fault! The pink I had on hand that was the right color was a lighter weight yarn. It didn't seem worth it to buy a whole skein for that little dab of hot dog! These actually remind me of my very favorite kind of corn dog...only available to me at the Kansas State Fair: The Pronto Pup, World Famous Banquet on a Stick! If you've had one, you know!
Next up, cotton candy! The pattern for these called for a wool yarn to be used for the cotton candy portion to get that fluffiness. Again, I didn't have any wool on hand so I just used the acrylic that I have. I still think they turned out pretty good! You achieve the fluffy effect by furiously brushing the crochet with a pet slicker brush (the kind with the fine metal tines) and I definitely nursed some scratches where my thumb got caught up in the action! Also you might notice that the blue is slight smaller than the pink, I realized near the end that I'd missed a step or two in the pattern (the perils of watching TV while you work) but I thought it still looked ok so I just went with it rather than ripping it out and starting over!
I just love how these turned out! I have them sitting on my desk at work, and though most people haven't really noticed them, they bring me a smile every day! I'm not too excited about letting people actually use the pens though, I don't like the idea of people pawing at my hard work! haha! I suppose I need to get over that!