Saturday, 8 December 2012
MUG COSY CRAZY
When I saw the cover of issue 21 of MOLLIE MAKES I really liked the owl wrist warmers. They looked so cosy and the owls design was very eye catching.
I didn't have the right size double ended needles to make the wrist warmers right away so I decided to start with the mug cosy by the same designer, TANYA ANTONOVA.
I didn't have the right wools or needles for that either but I thought I would give it a go.
I have made a couple of mug warmers prior to this that I had designed myself using a cross stitch design of a reindeer to make them Christmassy.
I am not a very fast knitter and I would never call myself an expert. This is a very easy pattern to knit - if anyone has been wanting to try cable and thinks it is complicated then this is the item to make a start with.
I had it completed in under 45 minutes (as I said I am not a fast knitter). And it was such a fun design as well.
Beginning to cast off.
To the right it is almost finished and below is the completed piece before sewing it up and attaching beads for eyes.
The owl would have had better definition if I had used a thicker wool but I am quite pleased with how this has turned out.
Today I am going to buy the right size needles and some chunky wool and have another go.