And another cup cozy; this one with buttons to accommodate mugs with handles. This one is also taller and thicker than the other cozy I knitted recently. I altered the pattern just slightly; rather than making it the same height all the way around, I decreased a few stitches at the end to better fit inside mug handles. The yarns were both leftovers; the blue is (I think) pure wool and the yellow is the same alpaca used in my other cozy.
A recent finished object - coffee cup cozy
The yarn is some leftover alpaca, which will hopefully provide some good insulation. It also feels really nice in your hands. The pattern is a very simple one, and I whipped this up pretty quickly. Good for when you have 4 other projects on the go and just feel the need to complete something…
Our kestrel friend hanging out on my fiancé’s head
My fiancé and I took a walk this afternoon in our town (Salem, MA) and met this friendly bird - I think a kestrel? I noticed him sitting in the grass, watching me from not far away, which seemed strange. A bit later he decided he was going to hop onto the head of anyone who got close to him. Pretty cool to see him so close, but I wonder why it wasn’t more afraid of people.
I got a few close-ups of him on my fiancé’s head (I managed to keep him off my own!) but I’ll put those in a separate post
Beer Camp mix
Myron’s Walk - Sierra Nevada and Allagash
I forgot to rate this one at the time of drinking it…
Beer Camp mix
Sierra Nevada/Ninkasi Brewing - Double Latte
Strong coffee flavor (3.5/5)
This is a really cool concept - Sierra Nevada collaborated with 12 different breweries to create 12 different beers. I usually shy away from cases of beer because I almost always prefer trying new beers to having an old favorite. This had only one of each beer, and I think the case is the only way to get each of them. I also like that it doesn’t seem to be overly hop-heavy (I’m not a fan of IPAs or anything else too hoppy).