This weekend, we happily headed to my dear friend's annual holiday cookie decorating party. Her family does an amazing job each year, opening up their home to a ton of children armed with sprinkles.
I was trying to think of a small thank you gift and landed on Starbucks--the hostess is not a huge coffee drinker, but is a fan of some of their seasonal drinks. I also wanted to try to knit a little something as she is a new knitter herself. A Starbucks gift card wrapped with a handknit coffee cup cozie seemed perfect.
I used this pattern, found on Ravelry, but added ribbing at the top and bottom because I wanted it to look like a little sweater. I also knitted 5 fewer rows in the middle cable section to shorten it a bit. It was a quick knit, but after all that pattern tinkering--wouldn't you know it--it did not fit a Starbuck's grande coffee cup.
It is now a vase cozie. Turns out, the knitted sleeve perfectly fits a little glass jam jar that I tucked away long ago because I liked the quirky square shape.
I will certainly knit more vase cozies like these. And next time, maybe on purpose.
p.s. tomorrow I hope to sew some items on my to-gift list--very excited!