Monday, December 13, 2010

Finished Project: Cup-o'-Joe

Size made: One size fits all
Craft: Knit 

Needle used: US 8 (5.0 mm) dpns
Yarn used: Loops & Threads Impeccable Solids
Color: Forest
Bought yarn from: Michaels
Use yarn again? Yep!

Project Details and Feedback
Duration of Project: October 18th to October 19th, 2010
Made for: Vlad's mom
Modifications: I ended up going too far with the second cable so I decided to make it an elongated cable. Then, because everything has to be symmetrical I did another short cable after it.  The finished piece looks nice but it is pretty tall. I do think that gauge is an issue for this (unlike what the pattern states).  I personally do not like cozy's that go up to the rim of the cup.  This meant I needed to go on a hunt for a taller, cheap cup.  Thankfully I found one that was perfect. Oh, I also love the buttons for this! Yay!
Make this pattern again? I don't know, probably not. There are many fantastic cup-cozy's out there for me to try.  This one would be a bit unreliable as to what the finished result would be but I do believe that it was a good one for this particular project because it went with a hat and arm warmers set.

 What I learned/practiced in this pattern: I practiced putting on buttons and cables.



Anonymous said...

nice post...except the part about the cheap cup :) hope Jami doesn't read your blog...haha
was hoping for snowmen--maybe next time
xxxooo mommy

LeeAnn Schaefer said...

hey, it was a good deal and it's a really nice cup!!!

Yeah, working on the snowmen..that will be quite an extensive post though...lots of parts! eek! Hopefully next time! =]

Anonymous said...

do it in parts...i updated the snowmen on my ravelry. did you see it?

LeeAnn Schaefer said...

yes I did! I favorited it! =]
Oh and I updated mine too (a few pictures)