Coffee and Scraps

Imagine this:  You’re in the back seat of a minivan, somewhere on the Ohio Turnpike.  You thought you brought enough knitting for the day, but your project has gone faster than expected (yay), leaving you with three more hours of driving, and nothing else to knit (boo).  You’ve got plenty more yarn, but it’s tucked away in your suitcase, which is buried in the trunk, under everyone else’s luggage.

What’s a girl to do?

Just keep knitting.

I finished my gloves earlier than I had expected, but I had a little extra yarn.  Not even enough to make a third glove, much less any other garment.  But, it was enough to make a coffee sleeve!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI already had the gauge (after all, I was using the same yarn and same needles as I had used on my gloves), and I could guess at the proper dimensions for a coffee sleeve.  And, since this stitch pattern is super stretchy (it was the same one I used for the gloves), I didn’t have to worry about being perfect.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIt worked like a charm!  Now I’ve got a lovely matching coffee sleeve to go with my new gloves.  I think I just might start making coffee sleeves with all my leftover scraps!

Have you ever been in a similar situation?  What did you do to keep yourself occupied?

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