Coffee Cozy

The new Holiday 2012 issue of Knit Simple is simply phenomenal. It has 55 patterns! Usually knit/crochet magazines have about 25-30 patterns. So, for only $6.99 that is a great steal! I simply adored quite a few patterns from the magazine but, I knew immediately that I had to make a coffee sleeve. My dad had just bought me a new coffee maker that came with a chrome cup. It needed to be jazzed up ūüėČ

They had three different types of sleeves…the textured sleeve, the ribbed sleeve, and the lace sleeve. Of course, I was drawn to the lace sleeve and I knew I wanted to make it in shocking pink. (Pink is my FAVE color.)

The pattern worked up fairly quickly. I am not the fastest knitter but, I finished it in about a day. I started last night at around 8:30 p.m. and worked until 10:30 p.m. I then picked it up this morning at 8:30 a.m. and finished in about 2 hours.


Details:

Needles – Set of 4 dpns in Size 5

Level – Easy

Yarn Weight – Worsted (4)

Yarn Used – Red Heart Super Saver in Shocking Pink

Amount Used – Very small amount. Great stash buster

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Spring/Summer 2012 Magazines

I simply adore Knitting and Crochet Magazines! I actually have too many and I know that I will never knit every pattern in those magazines. But, how I would like to try!

So, recently I picked up some new magazines to add to my library. They are the Crochet Today March/April 2012 issue, the Debbie Bliss Spring/Summer 2012 issue, and Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2012 issue.I will try to give a brief overview of each issue and what stood out to me. I will also talk about the patterns that I have plans to knit or crochet.

Crochet Today March/April 2012: This issue had some absolutely lovely patterns. There were patterns for women, children, holiday inspired, and much more. There is a total of 23 patterns. The patterns I plan on crocheting are the Bright Stripes Skirt by Robyn Chachula, the Obi Cardigan by Elena Malo, and maybe the Lantern Pullover by Cristina Mershon.Debbie Bliss Spring/Summer 2012: Ok, there are soooo many projects that I want to knit in this magazine that it’s not even funny. Almost every single picture was pure inspiration and I could see myself in so many of those patterns. The colors used in many of the patterns were just gorgeous, the lace patterns were just beautiful and romantic, and the children’s nautical clothing was adorable. This issue contains 30 designs. I will post pics below of a few stand-outs.Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2012: This issue had some truly wonderful patterns and quite a few that I would like to make. The¬†issue had a great article on the history of circular needles, beautiful patterns with lots of¬†color, great lace projects, and a section¬†of patterns that focused on blush¬†pink.¬†The patterns I dream of making are the Curve Hem Top by Vicki Square, the Stripe Tunic and Cowl by Kazekobo, the Color Zig-Zag Top by Katherine Hunt, the Slit Shoulder Top by Margaux Hufnagel, the Lace Beret by Deborah Newton, the Lace Triangle Shawl by Helen Bingham, the Lace Panel Pullover by Laura Zukaite, and the Lace Top and Cowl by Carolyn Noyes. Whew! That’s a lot of patterns. A few pics are below:Alrighty. That concludes my brief overview of the knit and crochet magazines that I recently purchased. If¬†you’re looking for some inspiring and up-to-date patterns you should definitely give these magazines a try.