I am sure I am not alone in wanting to postpone Christmas just so I have some more time to finish the last-minute gifts. I was hoping to have finished a few more items before today but it seems time is moving too fast this week!
I showed you a pile of candy cane pieces on Wednesday which I was making for the PlanetJune Christmas CAL on Ravelry. I actually managed to stitch them all together today. In the end I made 5 and I don’t think I will make any more, well I have finished everything else first.
These are about 8cm long (the tree is very small). I love this Candy Cane pattern. They are really quick to make, it only took just over half an hour to sew up the remaining 4 candy canes today. You never know I might have time to make some more.
I originally made a mug cozy for my mum so she didn’t burn her hand when she got a takeaway coffee. Not only did it protect her hand it also hade the added bonus of keeping the coffee hot for longer (I know this from experience, I forgot about my coffee for 45 minutes and the coffee was still a drinkable temperature). I made this coffee cozy as a Christmas gift for the lady I work with. I improvised the basic pattern shape to fit a standard coffee cup. The stitch pattern is based on the Honey Cowl with I really wanted to make but didn’t want to make another cowl/scarf.
I really like how it turned out. I need to make one of these for myself!
If you have some spare time, head over to Tami’s Amis Blog to see what other people have finished up this week.