Wine cozies

I’m probably not the first one to admit that I have problems finishing things.  I was terrible at writing essays in school because I always had trouble with my closing paragraphs.  It’s the same thing with my projects.  I love to start a new one, but I have trouble finishing them.  Unless I have a goal.  That’s why I can give things as gifts, because I’ve got the goal to get them finished by a certain date.  Here are two examples of gifts that I made back in 2007.  One was a gift for a cooperating teacher who liked wine, and the second was to go with a wedding gift.  I made that one in the wedding colours, and it accompanied wine glasses that they had on their registry.

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As for the embellishments, the first one was embroidered with gold stars.  The second one has the bride and groom’s names, and the date of their wedding on the other side.  I got the pattern from a knitty article.  Here’s the link:

http://knitty.com/ISSUEwinter04/PATTwinecozy.html

I guess the most important thing that I did was to size up as I went.  I used a bottle to make sure I went up high enough for the neck.  I tend to knit really tightly, so if I follow a pattern, sometimes things end up to be quite a bit smaller than intended.  Like the sweater that I made myself… but that’s another story for another day.

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