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Cozy Coffee Despite Snow in April

Posted in Knit & Crochet, Sewing , on April 23, 2009 , 4 Comments
Finishing touch includes buttons

Finishing touch includes buttons

I guess instead of blasting Calgary for this <sarcasm> fabulous </sarcasm> snowy weather I should look at it from a positive point of view: Lucas had a reason to wear the toque and scarf set I crocheted him for his birthday last fall, and I had a reason to wear my handknitted ribbed cuff (pink) toque and my handknitted pink and burgundy boucle scarf… plus it was the first day out in the wild for my crochet felted purse, which I put the finishing touches on last night. The button closure was a breeze, and to shorten the length of the handle I cut out a section and put the two ends back together using two buttons; this looked decorative and it was functional all at the same time. I adore it!

It’s a good thing I didn’t pack those winter accessories away yet, eh? Meh, Calgary.

Coffee Mug Wrap pattern by Danido Crafty!

Coffee Mug Wrap pattern by Danido Crafty!

The cold and the snow meant I was in search of something… well, warm this morning. But of course, as I was at work, it would have to be a small project.  Cue my shameless plug for today’s Knitting Under the Desk free pattern suggestion: Danido Crafty’s Coffee Mug Wrap! I think I’m in love. No, scratch that… I know I’m in love. This pattern (and Daniella, the creator) ROCKS! I’m stalking her now, because it seems we have more than just knitting in common… like me, she also enjoys mixing fitness and fun with the Wii AND she and her boyfriend have a white mini schnauzer just like we do! Too freaky!

4 Responses to “Cozy Coffee Despite Snow in April”

  1. Dani says:

    OH MY GOD I LOVE WINSTON’S FLOPPY EARS! My Allie (and her sister Dixie) both have uncropped ears but they stand up. I love the floppy Schnauzer ears though, I wish my girls ears flopped.

    Also Winston and Allie would make beautiful puppies together. (And, thanks for the kind words about the pattern.)

  2. Lesley says:

    Ok, now I just HAVE to see a pic of Allie and/or Dixie! We love that Winston’s ears and tail weren’t clipped/docked — he’s so much more expressive! And you’re more than welcome — the pattern is FAB! :) I found the spot you were talking about on the square checked part – I’ll send an email to explain what I did!

  3. Lesley says:


    I went stalking your doggies and I just love your schnauzers! And then I got to the shrug photo and had to comment this:

    Oh. My. Goodness. Seriously? A Schnauzer Shrug?! This is FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC!

    I giggle and cooed and tried to hug my computer screen.

    This has made my day.