Friday, May 17, 2013

Finished Object Friday


Pattern: Sock Monkey Cup Cozy

Yarn: Briggs & Little Heritage from stash

Hook Sizes: H8 (5mm) and G6 (4.25 mm)

Modifications: none

Comments: When I was in New Brunswick last week I was inspired by similar cup cozies that were being knit by the Thrum Ladies and offered for sale in local craft markets. And then when I found this free pattern I knew I had to give it a try.

It's a pretty simple pattern and really well explained. I've learned a new skill - reverse SC - and I've also learned the right way to work SC2tog. There's a remark amongst the notes from Raveler's who've made this pattern to work the foundation chain row loosely. That's a good tip! The resulting cozy fits the cup snugly but it does need a bit of stretch at that first round.

In fact, after completing this first cozy I've made the pieces for several more. My plan is to have about a dozen finished in a handful of colours in time for a craft show in the third week of June. If I can finish them up this weekend then I can start making some other projects for sale - maybe some coin purses and some dishcloths? It's a long weekend in Canada and the weather looks awesome, so whatever your plans are, ENJOY! As always, check the links at Tami's Amis to see all kinds of great stuff!

17 comments:

Elisabeth Andree said...

:) That is a cute cup cozy. It is always nice to learn new stitches I think.

Evelyn said...

hehe it made me smile

Dee said...

Oh my gosh.... too adorable.

I bet they sell really well.

Knitting | Work in Progress said...

What a delightfully whimsical piece. Love it! Now if I only knew how to crochet ...

Michelle said...

Talk about cute! This is an adorable cup coozy!

Natalie Buehler said...

Adorable, and very original.
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Alittlebitsheepish said...

Adorable, I love learning new crafting skills

Kim said...

How cute is that? Enjoy your weekend-- I am off to visit my Grandys!

Pearlin J said...

haha soo cute!

Frieda said...

Very cute ! Enjoy your long weekend and could you please send some of that awesome weather in my direction , pretty please ...

stefanie g-r said...

Adorable, I love it!

Janet said...

Love it!

Alikelylass said...

He's adorable! Would make me want to drink more coffee :)

Alicia Landi said...

That's super cute, and a great craft show piece.

Caffeine Girl said...

Cute! It made me laugh out loud!

Yarn Changer said...

Super cute. I'm really curious to see how the craft show goes. I would think these would sell great.

katie metzroth said...

VERY VERY cute!