Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Crocheted Bacon Strips

After attending the summer Knit and Crochet Show in 2008, I was inspired to try my hand at a more freeform method of crochet. You see, my creative process tends toward heavy documentation. In other words, I jot down each and every stitch in my trusty notebook when designing something. My feeling is, generally, that I never know if or when I'm going to want to make this thing again. Or, at the very least, I may want to use a previously documented pattern as a jumping off point for a new design. So, freeform? Yeah, not so much. However, always open to new processes, in 2008 I threw caution (and my notebook) to the wind and embarked on a more intuitive journey...

Crocheted bacon strips!

Crocheted Bacon Strips Small

As many of you may be aware (hello to my tweeps and FB friends!), I thought I had lost my stack of crocheted pork strippage during my recent move. It was all very upsetting as I have big plans for this treasure! To that end, I also hate having lots of WIPs around. So, finding myself settled into my new very teensy living space with bags of WIPs literally everywhere has been motivation to enter a finishing phase. (Metaphor for my current stagnant trials and tribulations? Uh, yeah.) At any rate, I have tons of ideas for these porky, thready beauties floating about my grey matter. Nonetheless, I'd love to hear any ideas that you may have for my strips, my peeps! Please feel free to share your visions with me. And, if I happen use your idea, I'll send you a few of my thready pork strips as a token of my appreciation!

Happy Wednesday everyone!

33 comments:

Jaclyn Bailey said...

I don't know how big they are... but if they are big enough you could go to Micheals and pick up a watch face in the jewelry section... then you could crochet a fried egg around the watch-face. then attach fried egg watch-face to the bacon strip. Add a snap or two for closure. BAM! Bacon and egg watches!

ladylinoleum said...

Hey Jacklyn! These guys are the size of an average cooked slice of bacon.

Joyful Darkness said...

They would look lovely with crocheted eggs, and possibly toast on a half circle shawl, a la the grilled delights shawl you made in '08.

Or a nice felted bag, also with the crocheted fried eggs.

Then there are the Bacon Roses, that Geekologie posted http://www.geekologie.com/2010/03/when_youre_really_in_love_baco.php

Jill said...

HAIR BANDS! what goes better with bacon than hair? maybe some tiny sequins for highlights ;)

Annika said...

My idea is that you should send me a few strips of crocheted bacon! HA!

Caroline B said...

Strung together on a waistband a la a grass skirt?

Jaclyn Bailey said...

In that case they would make great KID watches! My kids would probably think they were super funny and wear them!

steve said...

I say make them part of a BLT string bikini. Bacon strips for the string, lettuce leaves for the top cups, and bread for the bottoms.

Jaclyn Bailey said...

Or to slightly alter stevens.... Tomato for the tops, lettuce for the front bottom and bread for the back bottom.

naomi said...

Instead of a feather boa, which so isn't you. I see you wrapped in a crocheted bacon boa. That would be so you !

Kate B said...

Well, if you were to crochet a giant ham-shaped bag, they'd make nifty straps, when attached end to end.

OOOOR.... you could use them as curtain tie-backs.

The Shrone said...

I can see a bacon tank top. The shoulder straps would be one strip, then multiple strips joined together to make the body.

Ellen Bloom said...

I'm thinkin' the bacon would look divine appliqued along with some fried eggs onto a breakfast table cloth!!! You could throw in a few little chickens too!

s. said...

bacon blankie!!!

Micky said...

A stuffed pig made with a patchwork of bacon strips. Mmm good.

wildwoodflwr said...

Bacon purse!! It's a slab of bacon that's a purse!

Amelia said...

Bacon, egg, and cheese sandwich cushions!

Yarn Princess said...

Oh, YUM!!! I want to make some!!!!!!

Jessica said...

If you have enough you could sew them together into bacon wings, then pigs may really fly :-)

Heather said...

My friend saw the pics of your tasty bacon strips and decided he really, really wants a bacon blanket. Then he could be his own bacon wrap...

Sandy said...

I just posted your bacon strips on my Facebook page. I have a friend who LOVES bacon and I am always posting BACON items for him. He and his wife are expecting twins in July and my suggestion on FB was to sew these strips together into 2 baby afghans!!

Karen said...

First off this is the only blog I follow...I am not sure what sings to me more , your quirky journey or the crochet! I think you should use your bacon as a yarn bombing! I just started yarn bombing in Rochester Ny and it is becoming quite addidctive...I could see these casually sewn around the railing of your favorite diner!

Kelly said...

I think these would look great on a place mat. Of course you'd have to crochet the eggs and maybe toast to go with it, but what a great place mat they would make.

Sue McGettigan said...

I'm definitely seeing a freeform crocheted breakfast plate, featuring at least this bacon, sausage, and some - yes, I have to say it - scrumbled eggs :)

Anonymous said...

cell phone holder or glasses holder? because what everyone wants is bacon grease on those!!!!!!!!!!!!! how about bacon antimacassar (sp?) now that is FUNNY!!!!!!! lean your head onto bacon......
HEIDI

t-flo said...

I would weave a length of wire along each long side of the bacon - bend them just so, and wah-la, instant cuff bracelet.

jenn said...

Mobile! Hang the strips from a crocheted 'fried egg' so it looks kinda like a windchime, only with bacon.

Rima said...

Genius.

Tiffany said...

wow! these are awesome! i'm in the process of crocheting one giant strip of uncooked bacon for a scarf, but your colors look a lot more realistic than mine. i hope you figure out something really great to do with them!

Ann-Marie said...

Crocheted bacon=awesomsauce :)

Lini said...

Haha, what a cool idea :)

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Tillie Fathbruckner said...

My friend and I sell various jams/jellies at the farmers markets in Denver. I would looooove the pattern to make these and use them for our BACON JAM jar... yes, I said bacon jam. I would love to trade some Bacon Jam for the pattern! (makes a great fancy shmancy BLT!) :)

Tillie Fathbruckner said...

My friend and I sell various jams/jellies at the local farmers markets here in Denver. I would love to use this as a bow around our BACON JAM! :) (yes, it's delicious) Would love to send you some bacon jam in trade for the pattern! (Makes a great fancy shmancy BLT with tomato/arugula/feta and toasted sourdough!)