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A Lot of Firsts….

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