Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Mystery Orange Things

I recently acquired these bright orange knitted pieces. They were passed on to me along with a huge bag of yarn. The owner is unknown as they were originally purchased at a yard sale. There are 44 pieces in all.


I have tried to piece these together in every angle imaginable but they amount to absolutely nothing recognizable. One edge of each piece has been left open. It looks as if they either need to be joined together or be joined to a another piece (which I don't have).


I'm sorry, but all I see when I look at these are tiny little bras. Do any of you recognize this pattern?


Going by the color of the yarn, it looks as if it could be from the 60's.


The recycle-happy person in me does not want to throw these way. I mean, just look at the effort that went into making it.


It has sparked my curiosity so much that I am on a quest to find out what pattern this is.

So, my fellow hobbyists, do tell if you have any idea what these are. If you have a guess, that would be great too otherwise my next quest will be to find 22 tiny breasted people who are interested in wearing little odd-shaped orange bras. Ha!

Take care!

Aloha!

39 comments:

Linda said...

Wow, this is a real stumper! Surely someone in the blogosphere knows. I'll be following comments because I'm as curious as you are!

susan said...

Could they be socks? It looks like slipper socks to me! sue

Michelle said...

They could be socks, maybe she left them like that and was going to add a different color to finish them off. Interesting...

Pamela said...

I had a baby blanket that looked very similar, four of them joined together, with the raised bits in the middle to form "leaves" pointing outward - it then makes a square, which were joined together, I'm trying to find the pattern to see if it is, will let you know
Pam

Sammy said...

Is it a baby hat?

-Samya :-)

Cheri said...

I think they are golf club covers. They were pretty popular back in the 60's and 70's.

Trace Dee said...

I agree with Pamela i have been knitting a blanket very similar to this. you join 4 together together to make a square with petals in the centre.

Sian said...

At least they have been useful for making readers smile!

Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

You have me laughing out loud!

rhr-ozgrkdn said...

If you ask me, these are booties..??

BubzRugz said...

As soon as I saw it I knew because a friend brought some in to craft group a couple of months ago - it is as Pamela and Tracy Dee say - it is really pretty once you have a group together - the 'leaves' are supposed to be a bit raised...
Hugz
For all the multi-breasted fairies......

triciasconfetti said...

Look a little like gnome hats to me but seriously I agree with the others . ?there were baby blankets which joined 4 together to make a leaf shape. Very poplular they were too.
x Tricia

Merry said...

What a terrific post and so much fun reading all the comments. I have no idea but will be watching what you create with them with interest.

Khris said...

Did Little Red Riding Hood start knitting? She must have lost a few of her bonnets....lol
Hugs Khris

Melissa said...

I don't know but it sounds like the baby blankets have it as far as votes.

It will be interesting to see where you go with this.

Mimi said...

LOL! I can't wait to see what this turns out to be OR to meet those tiny little people. Hope you find out soon.

GardenofDaisies said...

Golly, I have no idea. Sling shot? Jock strap? Caps for little dolls? ??? I give up?

Little Ivy Garden said...

I have a quilt that My great Aunt knitted for me many years ago. It has been one of my prized possessions, as she died of breast cancer shortly after its completion. It looks like what the other ladies are saying about a flower in the center with the raised petals. I can't quite get past the hunter orange color, but with the right combination it might be rather striking!

Vicki said...

I am with Gardenofdaisies, I was going with Jock strap, and wasn't sure if I could say that here or not. LOL Hope you find an answer, I am intrigued.
Hugs,
Vicki

sandra said...

they look like miniature hats like they wear in Peru - you know the ones with the ear flaps.

Aida said...

i think she making a Jock strap for a group of american footballers...

sweetiepie said...

The first thing I thought of when I saw it was a hat.

I hope you find the answer you are looking for.

Take care.

deb said...

looks like little baby bonnets?

Chrissie said...

They look like golf club covers to me
Chrissie

Marisa Torres Torres said...

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Kristin said...

I am completely stumped. I'm going to post this request on Twitter and Facebook.

Carol in E TN said...

I think it is a nose warmer!

omashee aka Barb said...

I'm with Carol in E TN. I NEED a nose warmer! But really, the blanket sounds like something I saw years ago. Can't wait to find out. Hope you'll keep us posted.

Bobbie said...

My first tho't was a little dutch girl hat- I work @ a nursing home so I am printing the page and asking my residents- I am sure one of them may know

Personally Id go with nose warmers :)

patsy said...

The orange thingies are cushions you put 4 together with leaf pointing to the center,when done they are really pretty

Cyn ;-) said...

A mystery to be sure. I'll be waiting to see what your wonderful brain comes up with... hope you'll post it.

Maggey and Jim said...

hello, know nothing about the knitted thingys but I have ?..My granddaughter is coming to the big island on Nov 4th,,Where would she find a quilt shop so she could bring me back some original Hawaiian
fabric?? Thanks, Love your work. You are very creative and I love your flowers..
Maggey

Kristin said...

Have you tried putting them together in a 3-D shape?

mickey said...

I have no idea what they are; I can't crochet or knit to save my life but you made me giggle and for that I thank you!

Sarah said...

they could be hoods for little red riding hood dolls.

Bobbie said...

My residents at the nursing home said they were bonnets that tie under the dolls chin
They got a real laugh at the bra idea
We really had fun with this- thanks!

Simone de Klerk said...

You have an absolute amazing blog with the most wonderful tutorials!
Thank you so much for sharing this!!!

MommyBee said...

I am going to say smurf parachutes! I would love to see an example of the blanket pattern, seems like it would be very pretty:)

Cathy said...

I think they are preme baby booties. Hummmmm