I've been meaning for ages to knit myself a little sleeve for coffee to-go cups, since I keep burning my hands trying to carry my cup of Timmie's to work. I hate the paper waste from getting a second cup to insulate, so I never do, but I also hate burning myself. Every time I get a coffee, I think "oh yeah, I should knit one of those when I get home" but I never remember.
It just so happens that I've been spending a lot of money at The Loopy Ewe this summer (and have been ordering yarn from there for a friend, as well, to save on shipping.) They have just started up a new customer reward program this year, and with the amount we have spent, I got (among other things) a little teeny ball of yarn and a little pattern for a coffee cup sleeve. Perfect.
I knit it up in an hour or so, over (yet another episode of) Doctor Who. It works like a charm.
2 days ago