This kind of cozy I can get behind.

Nov 15, 2011

I'm usually not a fan of decorative cozies. I like objects to be as they are – why cover up toilet paper? Isn't it, you know, supposed to be in the bathroom?

But sometimes the cozy is elevated to art. Like this spare-tire cozy Maryse saw at the New England Fiber Festival in West Springfield, MA, earlier this month.

Of course a spare tire is expected to be mounted on the back of a truck. But a giant doily covering it? That's a statement!

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Toni Rexroat wrote
on Nov 15, 2011 12:37 PM

Now I really wish I had a spare tire on the back of my car!

Kim Werker wrote
on Nov 15, 2011 12:45 PM

Me too!

Laurinda3 wrote
on Nov 15, 2011 3:33 PM

That is pretty awesome! Though I'd have to make it with something besides white.

natures wrote
on Nov 16, 2011 2:43 PM

Hope that your car is not outside!!!!   that  is a little overboard ? I think.  someone would steal  it or write on it!!   Good luck.  

natures wrote
on Nov 16, 2011 2:48 PM

Looks neat but not a good idea!! someone would steal it or write on or spray something on it,etc.  oh and wait till it rains ha ha!  .

on Nov 17, 2011 3:03 PM

Great idea, but I hope it is safe on the car. If I drive with something like this in South will just see accidents!!!! They will think I am crazy!!!!!

mandyangela wrote
on Nov 19, 2011 4:49 PM

I like to take a doily pattern from my stash, use bigger yarn & hook, and make a shawl.  If you like self-patterning yarn, you can get some lovely effects :)

AngelaV wrote
on Nov 26, 2011 11:29 AM

I say, "why not!"  It is definitely unusual, eye catching and a conversation starter.  She/he? probably lives and drives mostly on pavement because it still looks white.  If you lived on a dirt road, maybe a nice tweedy brown?  Personally, I like it.  Not sure it would fit my personality . . . but I'm still thinking about it!

Mary AnneF wrote
on Nov 26, 2011 12:20 PM


Oniya wrote
on Nov 26, 2011 1:27 PM

My husband is so glad we don't have a 'back of the car' spare right about now.  :D

Beccadw1 wrote
on Nov 27, 2011 8:10 AM

I have the spare tire on the back of the car.  Trying to figure out what size yarn and hook will be needed to do this! Oh, the DH will be embarassed, but only for a while.  NEED MORE YARN and time.

nommyzmommy wrote
on Nov 27, 2011 1:58 PM

LOL - too funny - and too AWSUM!

on Nov 27, 2011 3:47 PM

I love this. Would look great on my  Red Kia. Especially in Winter.

volvant wrote
on Nov 28, 2011 3:12 PM

This is really creative. There are really a lot wonders that creativity can ever produce. Nice work, a work of art indeed!:)

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Oniya wrote
on Nov 30, 2011 2:15 PM

And actually, he just said it would be 'kinda cool - you'd just have to Scotchguard the heck out of it first.'