Thursday, 18 November 2010

Knitted Mug Hug

I just love it when someone introduces me to an idea I have never come across before ….. I was so inspired last night that I sat knitting while watching The Apprentice, which as you know is sacrosanct!  It’s a Mug Hug!
Mug Hug
…….. A little wrap around cosy for my mug (a definite too much time on my hands project!). It’s from this book – Knitted Mug Hugs!

I’ve used a red cotton type double knitting wool and size 8 needles for my hug and then embellished it with a large mother of pearl button to fasten it and small pearl heart shaped buttons on the main body.
Mug Hug 1
I couldn’t believe it when I Googled the idea … I got so many wonderful results.
Hug Mug 3
There is so many fun ideas out there,  that I don’t know about  ….. agggghhhh, if only I didn’t have to go to work!

7 comments:

Glen said...

Another amazing creation Helen. This is so..ooo...clever idea. At first, it looks a little complicated when viewing on the mug - then I viewed the 'hug' outstretched and it looks quite simple! *Ü* Is there any chance you can post the instructions? TFS. ~Glen~

misteejay said...

Work does tend to get in the way, doesn't it LOL

Great idea Helen - I've seen fabric cosies that turn mugs into mini desk totes but I hadn't seen anything like this - great idea.

Toni :o)

SueF said...

What a fantastic idea - must learn to knit :-)

Angela said...

That looks great, wish I could knit!

PepPop said...

These are great aren't they. I've got a lovely crochet one from Greenpixie's blog. Jaqui x

happypapercrafter said...

Wish I could knit, I really do! I tried instructions once but my instructor told me to find a different hobby.... Anyway, love the mug hug!

Craftyanny said...

oh wow I love this Helen, must give it a try
Anne x