Coffee cozies. Not that exciting, but they keep my hands busy for that in between knitting when I didn't have the amount of time I need for studious patterns or I left my sock at the office ...
I like these, because they are fun little yarn bombs for public consumption. They use scrap yarn, and that always makes me happy. I have been experimenting with different yarn types. The one on the left was an aran self striping wool. I use this one regularly, and it has garnered some requests at school and the office. The middle one is some left over Lion Brand Wool-Ease Worsted, and the the one on the right is some hand painted misti alpalca. Unfortunately the alpaca didn't work so well, due to the thinness. I would have to modify a bit for a proper knit, but it's decorative ;) These fit a reusable Starbucks Grande, cast on with a 32, and a stretchy 2tbl bind off, but I'm thinking I will try to go up to 36 to see if it fits better for non aran worsted.
The above are two more soccer knits that I had from that yarn that matched my son's soccer kit. The hat is for one of the coaches, and the coffee sleeve is for another parent. Just goofin' around with my scraps.
And this was my attempt at a kindle cozy (Wee Pleasures does them very nicely). I'm less than satisfied with it, mainly because one should never try to kitchener at midnight with the night lamp on . I kitchenered wrong, but I couldn't back it out, so I tried to re-inforce the seam with some muddled weaving in. The pattern is great. I will try again. I have actually had successful moments with the kitchener stitch, so I'm a little surprised at this hot mess knit. It was supposed to be a gift, but I will have to dig out some other yarn and try again for Mlouis.
I am not really knitting very well right now. In fact I am blocking a shawl that is another good pattern that I seem to have murdered. I may have to frog it. Maybe I'm a "need to knit it twice" kind of gal? Good thing I like to knit!
Remember tomorrow is the last day to enter for the January Give-away! Happy (and Quality!) knitting to you!