5.27.2011

cheers!

good morning! it's friday! yippeeee!!!! bring on the weekend :) thanks for letting me vent a little yesterday.. but as promised, i have a little goodie for you :) how hoes a tutorial sound?
yes? good. cause i've got one for you.

here at nook. i love and i mean love my coffee. i need it very much. so i thought i should do something nice in honor of coffee. here it is!

 hug your coffee
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no more double-cupping it folks! this eco-friendly sleeve for your coffee or tea on the go will keep your fingers happy. it's small & portable, not to mention it adds the perfect style to your morning... - or whenever you favor your cuppa :)
it's sized to fit most "to go" coffee cups

here's what you'll need:
needles: 3.75mm/US 5 dpns
yarn: berroco weekend aran weight. but a worsted would probably work fine too.

using the long-tail method, CO 36 sts. join to work in the round, being careful not to twist your sts.
you can use a stitch marker to mark the beginning of your round if you'd like, but i just use the end of the tail from casting on. it's up to you.

k2, p2 ribbing for 4 rounds.
switch to knitting in stockinette (knit every round) for 3"
k2, p2 ribbing for 4 more rounds.
bind off in patt.

weave in the ends, and you're done!




see? what an easy fun tutorial! i'm happy to share it with you! hope you have many wonderful coffees, lattes, hot chocolates, teas... whatever your little heart desires with these puppies.  my hubby has already requested the brown one for himself. he loves them!

if you're not a knitter, do not despair! these little cuties will be listed in the shop soon. they make great gifts!


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copyright nook2011. pattern is for unlimited personal use. please do not reproduce or sell this pattern, or items that are knitted from this pattern. for any questions please contact rebeccanook@gmail.com

cheers to a wonderful weekend! i'll be back bright and early monday morning!

what are you up to this wonderful weekend? any exciting plans? please leave me a comment, i'd love to hear about it!

27 comments:

  1. I promise I'm not a blog stalker ;) I just think you have a sweet little knitting blog and I was in desperate need of that!

    This weekend I'm meeting up with my sister and mom half way between where we each live to drop off 2 of my kiddos for the weekend. Then with one other child I'll drive back home to the hubs and remaining 2 kiddlets...stopping at every yarn shop I can find along the way :D

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  2. i'd certainly be ok with it if you were stalking my blog! :) you make my day every time you post!

    your road trip sounds kind of fun! yarn shopping is always fun :) and fun little getaway for your kiddos for a weekend!
    have a wonderful drive xx

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  3. Ohhhh, love these Rebecca...so cute!

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  4. Wish I could knit! I love your work!

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    1. thanks ashley! knitting's not so tricky, you could take a class ;) and if you're ever in my area you could take one of my classes. hee hee :)

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  5. Can't wait to make these...even though spring is in the air I think these would also work for cold drinks also. Love your blog! Came here from the luvinthemommyhood blog and will definitely be back!

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    1. hi vicky! i'm so glad you've found this space! i agree, these mug hugs work great for cold drinks too! xo

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  6. I think I will make these for my sons teachers and add a gift card inside an empty coffee cup for teacher appreciation week. Thanks for the tutorial! Jen

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    1. you are most welcome! i'd love to know how they turn out! xo

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  7. Your blog is in my "favorites" and I just somehow linked back to find this post. I love your reader's idea of making them for teacher gifts with a gift card :-) You make me smile.

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    1. thank you! yes, making these as gifts for teachers is a wonderful idea! i'm so happy to hear from you!! i hope you're having a wonderful weekend! you've just made me smile... really really big :) xo

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  8. I just made one of these now while listening to my online lectures - knitting is the perfect solution for the restless hands, I just decided. ;)
    So much fun! I can't wait to try the coaster but I don't know the first thing about crochet so even the step-by-step takes some decoding for me, haha.
    Anyway, it's super uneven and I made it way too long but I will definitely be making more! Thanks! :)

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    1. haha sarah! i'm so excited you made me one!!! and yes, knitting is the perfect solution for restless hands, you are most right. xoxox wish we could knit together one night!
      xo

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  9. I am just getting into knitting and I really have no idea how to do this!! I really love this project and want to do it but is there any way you can post like a really dumb downed version of it? lol

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    1. :) cherie congrats on you getting into knitting! i'm so excited for you!!! why don't you send me an email at rebeccanook@gmail.com and i'll take you through it step by step? xo

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  10. Just wondering what it means at the end: "bind off in patt." - what is patt. ? :)

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    1. :) patt. = pattern :) so bind of in rib pattern. does that help? xo

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  11. Yes, thanks! I'll look up what that is and do that. :) xo

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  12. So I have a question that is completely unrelated to the pattern.... Where did you get your super cute little 'nook' labels? I need some little labels for my hand knits!

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    1. hi chantell! you know i get so many compliments on these lovely little labels! haha i actually got them through etsy, from a shop called inked papers. michelle is the force behind this shop, and she's fantastic! let her know i send you by :) here's the link to her shop: www.etsy.com/shop/inkedpapers

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    2. Thanks so much! Funny story. I actually looked at her shop yesterday AFTER I posted this! I sell my hand knits to friends and family and I want to start adding a little label. Michelle's would be PERFECT! Thanks again!!

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    3. hurrah! so glad you've found her! she's fab! xo

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  13. I really wish I was good at Knitting or even knew how to knit. I would make this for my husband for Xmas!

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    1. awe.. i'd LOVE to teach you! xo

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  14. how long do the circular needles need to be? I know they should be 3.75 mm but how long do they need to be or does it matter?

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    1. Hi Sarah! If you are going to do the magic loop method, I would suggest at least a 36" length for your circs :) happy knitting! xo

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