Coffee Cozy

Hello and Merry Christmas everyone! Today I decided to crochet a gift for a coworker, and came up with this… 🙂

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Cheery Coffee Cozy

The Crooked Coffee Cozy pattern features a ribbed stitch that is worked diagonally and utilizes an absorbent cotton yarn to catch condensation or coffee dribbles.

For this project I opted to use yarn I had at my immediate disposal – hence the color selection. Partway through, the orange felt a little overwhelming, so I added a few flowers to break up the sea of solid color. As my first cozy, I’m pleased with the overall result. Hope she likes it! 🙂

Thanks for reading!

-Anna San

Now Bring Us Some Figgy Pudding!

Every year We Wish You A Merry Christmas plays on the radio, and the question that always follows “What is Figgy Pudding?” So this year I made it my goal to wonder no more, by surprising my family with homemade Figgy Pudding for Christmas. 🙂

The whole process was an adventure from finding and prepping the ingredients, to making and serving the pudding. I honestly had no idea what I was making until it was on my plate! I always pictured a fig puree with the consistency of pudding, but instead it was a cake with caramel sauce!

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Chopping the figs – very messy workIMG_20151225_144752

Boiling the dates and figsIMG_20151225_150047

What I expected the figgy pudding to be lol

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Cake batter?

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Grating chocolate is time consuming and messy work

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Combining all the ingredients…

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Fresh outta the oven – it’s a cake?!

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Prepping the caramel sauce

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Voila! The finished product.

I had a lot of fun doing it, and even more fun sharing it with my family! Merry Christmas everyone!

Thanks for reading!

-Anna San

Cute Owl Case

‘Tis the season of giving! My boss always makes us holiday goodies and I wanted to show my appreciation with something I can do. My coworker had picked up a mug with an owl on it, so I thought I’d coordinate by using this super cute crocheted Owl Cell Phone Cozy pattern and gave it a go.

Changes: For this project I used fingering weight cotton instead of worsted weight yarn, opted for a rounded square shank button instead of the oval and omitted the jewels. In the pattern the toes weren’t separated enough for my liking so I adjusted the stitches to suit. So without further ado…
Voilà!

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As it is fingering weight yarn, I knew it wouldn’t be a phone case so I made it into a Listerine Pocketpak holder. 🙂

Now thats cute AND useful! 🙂

Thanks for reading!

-Anna San