I’ve been kinda busy this week (knitting & wedding busy). And I’ve worked on a couple projects that had some firsts for me.
I decided I was going to try knitting a mug cozy. They just look so cute & I really wanted to try making one. So I searched for a few patterns on Ravelry and decided on the Diagonal Mock Cable Mug Cozy by Debbie Andriulli. I thought the stitch was kinda cool. As I was knitting it I would look at it and think, this really doesn’t look like cables, maybe I’m not doing it right. But I kept at it. And when it was done it really did look like little cables. And here is the first “first”: I was knitting with 2 strands of yarn!! LOL I’ve never done that before. It was kinda strange and a little cumbersome working with 2 skeins. I couldn’t imagine knitting with 2 strands for something big. They kept getting tangled & twisted.
When I was done knitting I searched for a button, attached it & Ta-Da…. A mug cozy!! I (a slow knitter) did this in a couple of hours! But when I tried it on my mug, it was a little big. I know the pattern said to knit with 2 strands but I think if it was done with 1 strand it would have fit much better. But, I have decided that I am going to try to invent my own little mug cozy. I have an idea in my head but I’m not exactly sure of how to do it. LOL So I may work on that this week & maybe next week I will have a creation of my own! LOL Continue reading