I recently had to give up coffee. Completely. No
decaf, no low-acid stuff, just cold turkey on that lovely, hot, rich,
Can you hear my whimpering from where you are?
In giving up the Wonder Brew, I discovered that part of the magic of
coffee was all the paraphernalia and ritual surrounding it. My entire
morning routine changed, in a deeply sensory way: No more grinding of
beans, no more heavenly smells, no more chugging and growling sounds
from my coffee maker each morning as I got dressed. And...no more
comforting warm mug in my hands as I gradually become conscious each
I found out that I adore mugs. Coffee mugs. I like their shape, their size, their hefty weight in my hands.
Garter Mug Cozies
So what does this have to do with knitting, you ask?
What if you could combine coffee, mugs, and knitting? What if every time you picked up your coffee mug, you were touching a lovely bit of knitted-up yarn as well?
Garter Mug Cozies,
people. They're about knitting, and they're about mugs, and they're
easy, and they're pretty, and they are extremely addictive. Plus, the
pattern is free.
You've been warned.
Don't blame me if you end up knitting a gadzillion of these for all
your friends, and then another badillion for your friends' friends.
Did I mention the pattern is free? Yup, free. But it's free for ONE MONTH ONLY!
30 days of freeness, that's all. As in, today's it's free, and through
most of April it's free, and on Thursday, April 24, at 4:59 PM MST, the
pattern is still free, and then POOF!—on Thursday, April 24, at 5:00 PM
MST, the pattern is not free anymore.
Get it while your coffee's hot.
Download the free Garter Mug Cozies pattern
Sandi Wiseheart is the editor of Knitting Daily.
She loves the idea that tea cozies have evolved into french press
cozies and mug cozies and iPod cozies. Everything deserves to be
decorated with a little knitting in some pretty yarn.