Sunday, 8 February 2009

A Creative Day Out

As a result of our snow day last Monday I started to make a cover for our Cafeteria as I frequently find my coffee is drinkable the instant I pour it out. I measured very carefully and decided I wanted the cozy to be tall enough to accomodate the pot with its plunger still up. So I made a cozy 14 inches tall by 9 1/2 inches wide, and lined it with batting and cream calico. I am delighted with the finished cozy and our coffee stayed much warmer this morning. I have also finished knitting a very small jumper for Ali's bear but I won't post a picture just yet as that would spoil the surprise, although she does know about it.
Yesterday a friend and I went to the Creative Stitches & Hobbycrafts show at The Brighton Centre. We had a lovely time as we found lots of lovely wool, both 4ply and DK. We treated ourselves to some lovely patterns as well as wool. My friend bought some beautiful 4ply wool in shades of purple and grey which she intends to make into a shawl or wrap. We also saw the Shaun's Pic-knit display which was amazing, every single item has been knitted especially for the display by knitters around the country. It certainly made us smile.
I hope you have a good week. Jane x


raining sheep said...

Nice coffee cozy. That knitting display is amazing. I wish I could see that in real life. Can you imagine how fiddly it would be to make some of that stuff?

Willow said...

That display is pretty amazing! What fun to see it.

The coffee cozy looks perfect.

The Blonde Duck said...

It sounds like you had a blast! Don't you love creative days?

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Anonymous said...

Oh Wow! How much do I love that knitted pic-nic?! (Very much!) I clicked on the pictures to make them bigger and I just can't believe how much detail has gone into it! I'd love to see it in the flesh .... knit ....

Your coffee cover is a brilliant idea too - hate that luke warm coffee thing!


ps. Belated Happy Birthday to Em!

Aqeela said...

Isnt it great how crafters join together so often to create lovely little collections for various things, this picnic is a wonderful example.
Does the coffee cosy really do the job? i always wondered if tea cosys really do make a difference?

Aqeela xx

The Vintage Kitten said...

Love your coffee cosy. Ive noticed the first cup isnt usually hot, but the second is. I have to drink tea and coffee hotter than the surface of the sun LOL! X