Sometimes I find that spinning an entire braid of fiber becomes a chore and my bobbins fill up with unfinished singles that I’m tired of spinning. At times like these, it’s refreshing to break out my spindles and spin up a small project. A fast little color fix fits my mood this week and I took the opportunity to spin up some yarn for small projects – coffee cozies. Even though winter is waning, my coffee needs to stay warm all year long!
Our Pick a Pocket Cozy is a great project for a beginning spinner. Depending on your gauge, you’ll need about 50 yards of finished yarn. I calculated that I used 45 yards of my completed sport weight yarn to make the cozy on size 3.25 mm needles.
Though you can ply directly from your spindles, or wind up a plying ball for the purpose, I used my Katie a Go Go tensioned lazy kate that I love to use for small spinning projects. Works like a charm!
I’m in love with handwinding yarn on a nostepinne lately, so small projects in particular always get wound into a center pull ball these days for knitting. My poor ball winder hasn’t seen the light of day in weeks!
I made several Pick a Pocket cozies with the small amounts I spun throughout the week.
This is a great little gift project. You can put your finished cozy on a reusable cup and tuck some coffee money in the pocket for gifting.
Or if you want to keep it simple, just include a pretty tea bag or some sweetener packets.
Oh, and don’t forget to add a care label!