It Started with Apples

Sweater, n. Garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.”
Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary

About two years ago I discovered a wonderful, wonderful thing. A crochet pattern for an apple sweater. Or apple cozy. Whatever you call it. It protects the apple in my lunch bag, it keeps the apple cold, and it's just plain adorable. 

After making a handful of them and giving them as gifts, I decided it was time for a new adventure. My co-worker packed a banana every day in his lunch. After some trial and error I developed the banana sweater. It's... ridiculous. And awesome. Recently, I got an order for two more! Really! People saw them and wanted them! 
I had to redevelop the pattern, I couldn't quite remember it, and they came out just like the first one:

 If you are thinking right now, "that Helen, innocent middle school teacher, does she even KNOW what these look like?"... you can slow down there. Believe me, the middle school staff room had a field day with these the moment I brought them in two years ago. Every joke has been made. But all that aside, they really are awesome. I mean, I even got the pattern to match the curve of the banana. (Again, all the jokes have already been made.) This time around I decided to add a label:

 It's hard to see- I typed the tag on fabric, I like how it turned out. It was fun to make these knowing that someone else would be buying them and using them. It's all pretty silly, but it felt good to make something. And now that my graduate class is done... I might get a chance to do a few things here and there.