Slippery cup cozy solution…

Hey there!

I hope everyone is enjoying their Saturday so far.

I’m sitting here with my Tim Horton’s coffee and using my favourite cup cozy! 😀

But I did find, after using it for a bit, two things happened.

  1. It stretched out after a few uses
  2. I had a hard time picking my coffee up from the centre because it was a bit slippery on most paper cups.

Not good.

So, I came up with a simple solution that solves both these problems!

SOCK STOP!!

I purchased some “Rico Sock Stop” a while ago to put on the bottoms of slippers and socks I made so they wouldn’t be so slippery on hard surfaces.  I thought this should also work to keep my cup cozy from slipping on my coffee cup even if it stretched out a bit.  AND IT DOES!!

Just apply little lines of the Sock Stop on the inside of your cup cozy and let it dry 8 – 10 hours.  I applied it on one side first, let it dry, then applied it on the other side.

DSCN5585 - CopyYou can still machine wash your cup cozy but you will have to lay it flat to dry.  I, of course, have quite the collection of cup cozies, so waiting a day for a cup cozy to dry is nothing. 😉

I bought my Rico Sock Stop at loveknitting.com.  You can click here to get yours!DSCN5591So grab some “Rico Sock Stop” , gather up your cup cozies and get the insides of them lined!

You’ll be happy you did!

Diana

 

 

The Preppy Infinity Scarf…

Hello there.

My pattern for the Preppy Infinity Scarf is now available at loveknitting.com, in my Etsy store and on Craftsy.

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I used the “Condo” method of knitting for this scarf – using 2 different sized needles – giving it a lacier appearance.

And because it’s a lighter, airier stitch, you can still wear it during those chilly evenings in the Spring with a little jean jacket!

Well, off to decorate my son’s birthday cake! He turns 14 today!

Happy knitting!

Diana

 

Another pattern coming soon…

Hello there!

Here’s a sneak peek of a new pattern I’m working on.

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It’s going to be an infinity scarf.

I’m using a technique I haven’t used before, but learned about a while ago.  It’s super easy and fun!

So stay tuned.  It should be done soon!

Oh, and I’ve published my Hudson Bay Cup Cozy pattern.

You can find it over on loveknitting.com, in my Etsy store and over on Craftsy.

Happy knitting!

Diana

My “Paintbox Yarns” pattern debut…

Good afternoon everyone!

I’m so excited to share the pattern I created for “Paintbox Yarns”.  😀

“Sunshine on a Cloudy Day” is now available exclusively through loveknitting.com.

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This modern, fun cushion cover with a pop of neon yellow is sure to brighten up your day!  It utilizes only knit and purl stitches and is the PERFECT project for the beginner knitter.

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So head on over to loveknitting.com and check out my new pattern!

Happy knitting!

Diana

Makeover…

Hi everyone!

I wanted to share with you that Peartree Knitting will be getting a bit of a makeover during the next few months or so.

3d illustration of three cranes building text 'web site' over white backgroundI’m not too sure how long it will take really, as I want to refine my website a bit more (I’ve already changed it up a little bit), spruce up my patterns and learn to take better photos.

So, come on back every once and a while and check out the progress.  I hope you’ll like all the changes coming!

And a huge thank you for your on going support!

I’m excited!

Diana

Yarn, yarn and more yarn…

Looking for some new yarn?

Look no further!

loveknitting.com has the BEST selection! And spend $75 Canadian or more and get FREE shipping.  It doesn’t get better than that!


You’ll be glad you did!

Happy knitting.

Diana

Buffalo Check cup cozy…

Good morning everyone.

Well, I managed to get 1 of the 2 patterns written this week.  I guess that’s better than none! LOL!  I was really hoping to launch both at one time but that just didn’t happen.

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So my “Buffalo Check Cup Cozy” pattern is now available for purchase on loveknitting.com, in my Etsy store and on Craftsy.

It’s such a fun and quick project! Perfect for your leftover yarn!

Oh! And stay tuned! Next week my pattern I designed for Paintbox Yarns will be launching!

Happy knitting!

Diana