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Sunday, March 02, 2014

Knit and Crochet Coffee Sleeves

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March is Craft Month. Or Crafting Month. Or Get Off Your Butt and Do Something Month. Whatever the actual title is, I have jumped back into needlecraft. I used to knit A lot. Mostly beanies, and a spattering of scarves. I have no idea where they are now, but they did keep many a head warm.

I still have quite a large yarn stash and several UFOs that I need to either frog or finish. Most will suffer the frogging fate, but there is at least one that I will try my best to figure out where I left off, and finish. Sentimental reasons… just need to finish it.

There is a basket on one of the windowsills in the living room. In that basket are at least four skeins of yarn, and three projects I started but never finished. There is a hat I promised M a year ago that really just needs to be bound off and it’ll be done. There was the start of something that was on a Knook – I unraveled it because I still don’t know how to use it. And there was the start of what I’m guess was going to be a scarf – I unraveled that as well.

Coffee sleeves are pretty simple and more interesting than a scarf. I found the patterns on the Lion Brand Yarn website. I finished these two while having a marathon watching of The Guild on Netflix. I didn’t watch it before because it looked dorky, but Felicia Day created it and she was on Supernatural, Eureka, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Not to mention Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog.

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I haven’t tried these out on disposable coffee cups, but they fit my reusable ones just fine… which makes me think they’ll be just a bit too big for the throwaways. And next time I am knitting the sleeve in the round – it will help the color pattern show up. And I think I should have a strap for the thumb and fingers. It would help give a better grip. Easier to do if I were to sew one up, but I’m up for a knitting challenge.

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