I’m excited to announce that I published my second pattern on Ravelry today!
Snug as a Mug is a mug sock that keeps your tumbler cozy and warm. I was inspired when I saw fellow knitters take a Starbucks Stainless Steel Create Your Own Tumbler and their favorite fingering weight yarn (stripes and speckles galore) and create their own unique mugs. Since I love all things at the intersection of knitting and tea, this was a must!
Snug as a Mug calls for 15-20 grams of fingering weight yarn – perhaps some sock leftovers or a bit of that precious skein you’ve been hoarding?
The Starbucks tumblers I used appear to be out of stock right now, but were purchased through the Starbucks store online. I’ve already ordered a few other models to try and will post updates as soon as I test them!
Or, if you’d prefer to skip the knitting and treat yourself, there are a few available now in my Etsy shop.
I have posted about the wonderful Jennie the Potter and her fabulous handmade mugs before. I have a small collection, which is quite impressive given how coveted they are. Jennie vends at all sorts of knitting festivals and the lines for her wares often begin the moment the event opens. I managed to purchase one for myself once, a few years ago, when I visited Maryland Sheep and Wool. The others I have acquired have been gifts or the once in a blue moon shop update.
Well it must have been a blue moon this week, because this beauty came to live with me today.
If you’re still looking for a gift for your Valentine, might I suggest a mug and some tea?
I was in Barnes & Noble last week and I saw these delightful mugs that would be perfect for you and your love:
Two weeks ago on the podcast I got to try a sample of The Republic of Tea Downton Abbey Crawley Sisters Tea which tastes of chocolate and strawberries and was delicious.
Finally, I haven’t tried it yet, but I see that Harney & Sons has a Valentine’s Blend that includes chocolate tea and rosebuds.
I love woodland creatures, but I really love the recent fascination with foxes. I love the puns even more. Here are a few items that would make your collection foxy:
Earlier this year one of the club colorways from the fabulous Southern Cross Fibre was named for Lady Grey tea. I couldn’t resist spinning it up and pairing it with my favorite tea. Perhaps a mug will complete the collection?
The fiber: Southern Cross Fibre, 75% Bond/25% Tussah Silk in Lady Grey
The tea: Twinings Lady Grey, loose leaf (also available in tea bags)
The mug: Handmade 15oz blue ceramic mug, MorganElizabethArts
The yarn: Lady Grey, available in my shop!