Finally I've started and finished something!! A cute little cup cosy - and I love it!
Made with King Cole Bamboo yarn.
Lovely stripes in bright pink, light pink and white. A mixture of single and double crochet. Although I wish I'd done it all in double crochet, as less rows would have been needed - making it quicker and leaving less ends to sew in!! There were a total of 26 ends to sew in, in total! A ridiculous amount for an item so small!!! (Although I do like the look of wider and thinner rows together - so I guess it was worth it!)
Look at those gorgeous pale pink polka-dot buttons! (Part of my giveaway from Jackie of Sew Special Bears - thanks Jackie!) And bright pink polka-dot ribbon for an extra bit of detail! Not at all because the join between the white border and the stripy ends looked like a big pile of poo - all gappy and holey and horrible, and I had to cover it up! Not at all because of that.... (Sometimes the best "design features" are accidents or cover-ups!)
I love it!
Although, it really took rather a lot of time to make, considering what a mini project it is. I had some grit stitch involved at one point, which I frogged as it just wasn't going right. Then what with having to sew all those ends in, and keep fiddling about with and re-doing the white border before I eventually came up with the ribbon idea, which then had to be sewn on - well, it wasn't as quick as it should have been! But, at least I'm happy with it!!
(I'll try not to think how many squares of the baby blanket I could have made while I was messing around with this unnecessary item!!) :o)