i suppose i could call it a pencil holder or maybe a jar cozy. at any rate, it's a thing i crocheted out of wool yarn and then felted. i started out crocheting a flat base and then stopped increasing to make a cylinder. i switched to the white at some point and added scallops at the edge (like on the trivets)... once felted, they look more like dripping frosting than scallops, but i don't mind. when it was still wet i folded over the white part and shaped it with the jar inside. i rather like it.