Saturday, December 22, 2012

Owl Wine Cozy

With the re-opening of my Etsy shop, and the start of the new year, I've decided I'd like to get back into blogging again. This time though, will be a little different as I will be posting about more things than just food! I'm thinking this will be more of a crafting blog, offering recipes, DIY projects and whatever else I'm up to.

Recently, I learned to knit. I bought the Susan Bates "Learn to Knit" Kit from Amazon, and I haven't stopped knitting since!
My first sold item on Etsy was this Owl wine cozy. I was given a sketch to work from, with some color ideas, and this is what came to be.

I knit this up using US11 round needles, in garter stitch (not on the round), until I got a big rectangle that fit around a wine bottle. Then, I sewed it shut, and added a felt bottom. I then knitted a small rectangle for the belly and sewed it on. Lastly I added the owl features and wove in the ribbon bow. I’m pretty happy how it turned out, and so is the customer.

Happy New Year Everyone!