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Knit yourself a toilet cozy

Knitting for Your Home coverKnitting For Your Home
Weiss
1980

Submitter: My local library had this dated book in its crafts section. What caught my eye was the section on knitting for your toilet. I guess that makes sense since we do sit there for a spell each day.

Holly: Indeed we do! Do people still have those toilet tank cozies in their bathrooms? My grandma did in the 80s. Maybe she used this book for inspiration.

Knitting for Your Home contents

knitted fruit bowl

patio pillows

knit toilet cozy

10 Responses to Knit yourself a toilet cozy

  • Those cant be hygienic?

    • No less hygienic than any toilet seat cover I would think. My mother-in-law lived in a cold climate, and had a fuzzy cover for the sitting part of the toilet seat.

  • I need a knit fruit basket!!!…Wait a minute. No. No, I do not.

  • I’ll admit that I kinda liked the fruit basket until I read that it is stiffened with sugar water. There is a reason “the technique has gone out of style in the past thirty years.” Ants!

    • Fabrics, including knits, can be stiffened with undiluted starch. So this would still be a viable pattern.

    • I’m kind of surprized it was ever IN style. The fact that ants love sugar has to have been known since sugar was first refined.

  • Fortunately, I cannot knit – but, that said, that fruit basket can also be crocheted… I have a pattern somewhere around her at home. 🙂

  • She looks like an extra from “Say, say, say!” on VH1!

  • My grand mother’s were manufactured (“boughten”), but of the same idea.

  • The problem with that toilet cover (other than the fact that it’s, y’know, a toilet cover) is that it’s well-nigh impossible to get the knitted stripes straight — as the picture demonstrates.

    Old knitting books can be a valuable source of information and inspiration, but this? Not so much