Sunday, October 27, 2013

Some cozy things!

I have been working on some fun and quick projects lately. One of them was a cowl, designed to look like pumpkins, with leaves.  I decided to use my handspun yarns for this, having spun some orange corriedale years ago, that came from my friend, Cary, at Serenity Farms.  She has beautiful Corriedale sheep and the fiber from them is extraordinary.

The cowl came out to be very warm, indeed.  :)  So, am not sure if I will be able to wear it come Thanksgiving.  Maybe I will turn the air conditioning back on and turn it down to 50 in the house, just so I can wear it.  :)  Wonder what the family will say to that.  LOL!!!! Bring your coats!

The next project that I worked on, was a pattern from my friend, Debbie, at My Mom's Work and has the pattern listed on Ravelry.
This was a very quick knit and fun project. 

The stitch pattern is fun to work and doesn't roll when finished!  Amazing.  I loved choosing my buttons and was able to use one that my mom had used on a red bathrobe that she made for me when I was a teenager! That button is in the center.

Then I wanted to embellish it and stitched on the button and little butterflies.

I also decided to add some puff paint to the back. That paint helps the cozy not to slip as much on the cup, making it more secure in my hands.  Those of you who know me well, know that I can drop and spill things.  :)  So, the precaution is well worth the effort. 

1 comment:

  1. Looks good, and I never thought of puff paint. Good idea.