Saturday, July 19, 2014

What is it?????

I need some help!  I bought an old bag of yarn at a yard sale and these two mysterious items were included.  I have no idea what they are.

This one is about the size of a half-dollar coin.

When you turn the center knob - eeek! - scary spikes poke out around the edges.  Watch out, fingers!
If you know what this is, please comment on this post.

Here's the second mystery object.  It is about the same size as the round one, and also has a lot of metal spikes, but no moving parts.

Here is another view from the side.
Help!  What is it?

Here's a couple of pics of my recent yarn work.  I've been knitting lots and lots of dishcloths while my son is driving me around town.  He is driving very well, but it makes me less nervous if I have something in my hands.

I'm running out of room for dishcloths, and I really don't need a lifetime supply, so here's my next car project.  It's a crocheted rug for my laundry room.  This is super easy single crochet.  I'm using a skein of black yarn (from the garage sale bag) along with scraps left over from the dishcloths and crocheting them together, seven stitches per row.  I'm making about 100 rows per strip and then I plan to stitch them together.  This is fun, and a super easy project for the car, plus I'm not buying any supplies, just using up old yarn - Hooray!

Until next time...please visit the Curlicue Creations Shop...and have a super day!

Get Creative!

Jennifer Schifano Thomas


  1. Did you ever make pot holders from loops? The square with the spikes is kind of the same principal. We had one when I was little and would weave crochet thread or yarn into little squares. Might have another use as well but that is how we used it.

  2. the second one looks like a loom of some sort. I don't know what the first one is...

  3. The bottom item is a small loom for making hot pads. I had one in the 60's and you used stretchy loops to weave back and forth. I would guess that the first item is also some type of loom device, perhaps used yo make circular chain style items.

  4. The top one is for making yarn flowers. It was all the rage back in the 60's and 70's. I remember my younger sister making a ton of these yarn flowers and sewing them together to make an afghan for my parents. I believe it came in a kit of some kind. You would work the yarn with the spokes out and once it was done you would retract the spokes and the flower would pop off the frame. I have not seen one of these in a long, long time.

  5. I'll buy the explanation for the round device, but since the second one is approximately the same size, I don't think it was used for making hot pads. The base of that appears to be bone, or ivory, or celluloid - maybe a game piece of some sort?

  6. The square frame reminds me of the principle of a knitting dolly, maybe for coils of a larger diameter? Hope this helps.
    Greetings from Germany

  7. Both are yarn looms to make small flowers. I remember these with fondness! =) I bet you can find them on eBay.