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Archive for October 2012

October 31, 2012


A gift for a dear friend.

I wanted to make a just right gift for my friend, Amy. She works in an office and is a bit of a coffee addict–there is always a nearly full mug on her desk! Inspired by the coffee cozy I had made for myself, I decided to make one for Amy and the mugs she typically uses, but with some twists…

The button closure for my mug cozy.

Thus, the Franken-pattern-mug-cozy was born.

Knit in Spud & Chloë Sweater Life Jacket because Amy’s favorite color is orange, I tweaked things here and there, used a few numbers from this or that pattern, grabbed a fantastic button out of my button stash, used a coffee mug from my house for testing…and now it is aliiiiive!

The perfect, Amy-inspired custom mug cozy. I really love how it turned out and hope Amy does, too.

October 24, 2012

Oh Charlie…

Cozy in the Charlie Sweater by Ann Weaver

The chill is in the air. Weekend plans have switched from festivals and barbeques to snuggling on the couch with a movie and knitting. Making soup and planning a trip to the apple orchard. The Charlie Sweater is a great sweatshirt-like sweater your significant other will love to wear as you crunch through leaves and pick the perfect pumpkin. They should be given a warning though…this sweater is totally cozy and totally steal-worthy.

The Details

Pattern: Charlie Sweater
Designer: Ann Weaver
Size: 37¾ (41¼, 44¾, 48¼, 51¾)”
Needles: Size 8 (5 mm) 32″ circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
Size 8 (5 mm) double pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Sweater, shown in Manatee #7525 and Pollen #7508
Link: Spud & Chloë Pattern Store

October 18, 2012

Fall Harvest

Pattern: Acorn Hat
Designer: Susan B. Anderson
Size: 14 (16, 18, 20)”
Needles: Size 15 (10mm) 16″ circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
Size 15 (10mm) double pointed needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Outer, shown in Sandbox #7212 and Flannel #7201
On-the-Run pattern available in the Spud & Chloë Pattern Store here.

October 16, 2012

Make Like a Tree…

The totally adorable Leaf Blanket.

We have Leaf Blanket Giveaway Winners! Congratulations to:

Barb Dulany, “My favorite part of Fall is the deep, beautiful colors of the leaves on the trees in the fields behind my home!”

Kim Kruppenbacher, “Pumpkins!!!!! :)

Dori, “My favorite part of Autumn is pulling all of my sweaters down from the attic and getting ready to wear them!”

All the winners have been contacted. Thanks so much for participating.

October 10, 2012

A Fall Leaf

Leaf Blanket, folded.

When the Leaf Blanket was originally published, my mind couldn’t help but wander to all the possibilities. With the chill in the air this past weekend, I was itching to cast on something ultra cozy, so I immediately thought of the Leaf Blanket in sweet Spud & Chloë Outer!

Leaf Blanket, flat.

I don’t have any wee ones on the way, but this speedy knit will wait for the next little one. It completely satisfied my cozy-knit-need and looks perfectly October in Cedar #7209.

If you are ready to kick off the Fall weather in leaf-style, leave a comment (one per person) noting your favorite part of autumn. Three winners will receive the yarn and pattern to make a Leaf Blanket of their very own in their choice of Outer!

The Details

Pattern: The Leaf Blanket
Designer: Susan B. Anderson
Size: 26″ at widest point x 38″ from tip of leaf to end of stem
Needles: Size 15 (10 mm) 32″ circular needle, or size needed to obtain gauge
Size 11 (8 mm) dpn, or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn: Spud & Chloë Outer shown in Cedar #7209
Link: Spud & Chloë Pattern Store