Monday, January 17, 2011

cup cozy

My friend Monica's birthday is Flag Day, so I'm always on the lookout for something patriotic for her. I had some of that stars and stripes yarn left over from a pair of socks, and since she drinks coffee, I thought I'd make her a takeout cup holder for her. It's my own design (teehee), simply CO 60 on size 2 needles, and do a 2x2 rib until you think it's tall enough. I stopped at about 4 inches, since that seemed to be where the pattern started again.

Holy Cow(l)! :D

This was a really fun pattern to do. It's a freebie from my LYS, Hearthstone Knits, when you buy the yarn. The yarn is Aquamarina by Lana Gatto, in the Carnival colorway, which can be found here:
I modified the pattern just a bit to make it a big bigger around. It's still tall enough! It's very nice and warm, and adds just enough warmth w/o bulk.

I have 2 skeins in the blue colorway to make another one, but I think I'll use a different stitch pattern.

Late Christmas socks

I started these for the DH a few weeks before Christmas. Then the boy informed me he needed boot socks, which are the green ones. Nothing fancy, just the regular sock pattern I normally use, which isn't a pattern, just a "recipe" of sorts. Green ones are Sock-Ease, which is very nice to use. Purple/beige ones are Hobby Lobby's Walk Away brand, which is TERRIBLE! It has an elastic core, which is normally not a problem, but this was splitty, and had several rough spots in the yarn. Nope, not gonna buy that again!