Yay it is Friday!! I am very pleased that it is the weekend tomorrow. It has been a very long week at work this week so I have only been able to finish 1 project
As I promised on Wednesday, here is version 3.1 of the mug cozy I made for my grandmother for Christmas. I finally gave it to her 12 days after Christmas! Better late and safe than never.
This is a vast improvement from what I initially made. I changed the buttons and used single crochet stitches instead of double crochet stitches. It took me a few more attempts to actually get the right size. I was going to slip stitch around the edges but this pulled them too tight.
I had to shape the cozy to fit around the curves of the mug. If you want to make one I would suggest trying to find a straight sided mug. I tried but couldn’t find one, now they are the only shape that I see!!
I found a great link to a blog post that suggested to use a piece of those rubber non slip tray mats to stop your mug cozy slipping down the mug. I thought I would try it and I can say that IT WORKS!! Before giving to my grandmother I tested it by filling the mug with hot water and nothing moved.
I also thought I would do a little experiment to see how long the water would stay hot. I started with boiling from the jug (100°C – I didn’t measure this so i am not sure how hot the jug boils water) to 40° 1 hour later. I didn’t test the mug without the cozy (very bad scientist) but I usually wait until my cup of tea is cool before drinking and I don’t wait this long. My grandmother said it kept her cup of tea hotter for longer so I guess she is happy.
Until next time, check out Tami’s Ami Blog for links to see what other people have been finishing up. Each week I add to my list of things I want to make after seeing other people’s projects.
Enjoy the rest of your Friday.