Thursday, 2 December 2010

Scrap down- Owl mug cosy

This is the last item coming from my brown Super Alpaca, there is only the tiniest of amounts left, literally a few metres, so it has been added to my bag of tiny scraps that will one day probably be donated somewhere for use in craft projects (sticking to pictures etc)
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For the most recent £5 UK swap I decided to make an owl mug cosy. The pattern is Ho(o)t Coffee by Dixie Norton, except I didn't do the base bit, I just cast on at the 63 sts point and worked from there. Only I didn't read the pattern properly and worked K2pP2 rib so I cast on 64 sts. It was ok, I got rid of the extra stitch when I cast off for the bit under the handle. I should have kept it as one of the purl panels is 6sts wide and the others 7sts wide, I would prefer them all to match. It also worked out a bit oddly on the ribbing at the top- note to self, read patterns before working.
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Still, the owls are very cute, there are lots of patterns with this little cabled owl, he is very simple to make. I am not sure I would want to work any of the bigger patterns as sewing on a lot of eyes would require a lot of sewing in ends or a single strand worked all the way across the back of the piece, but that is just my laziness and dislike of finishing up.
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Cosy in situ (sorry about the rubbish lighting):
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I hope my swapee likes it!

7 comments:

  1. It's adorable! If I were your swap partner I'd love it...especially since it has Alpaca yarn and cables plus buttons.

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  2. If I was your swapee, I'd love it. I made "The Who" hat which used the cable owl trick too.

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  3. That's so cute! I love the owl cable, this is the perfect project to try it out!

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  4. I love these types of small projects. The buttons make it so fun too.

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  5. I love your owls. My favorite pair of mittens ever were the ones my Grama knit when I was about 11 yrs old. Gold with Black owls that had little googly eyes.

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