green sleeves is in deep magazine! can i write what it says?
"Is there anything more perfect than a steaming cup of coffee after a surf session has left you chilled to the bone? There is, thanks to Lori Graham and her colorful Green Sleeves. The hand knit cup sleeves are more than just a fashionable accessory for a drab paper cup; they offer another way for us to do our part to save trees, energy and landfill space. Every day millions of cardboard coffee sleeves wind up in the garbage, ultimately contributing to our growing trash problem. But a handmade Green Sleeve-- which Graham says has that "feel-good factor" ends up back in your pocket, purse or glove compartment where it can be easily resurrected for your next cup of joe.
Graham herself doesn't go anywhere without her Green Sleeve. At her local cafe`, the baristas all know that she'll pass on a cardboard cover. She says the sleeves are great for smoothies and other cold drinks too-- the wool and silk yarn is comfortable to hold and does its duty keeping the temperature of the beverage away from sensitive skin."
Graham's Green Sleeves can be purchased for $12 at lindylove.etsy.com or at Epic Bowls, 819 B State Street, in Santa Barbara's Paseo Nuevo.
thank you honey for helping with this. (my husband is editor of deep)
i've been making several in new spring colors. these are my favorites so far. i've added all of the above to my shop, where shipping in the u.s. is free and everywhere else in the world a dollar. and because i appreciate so much all your kind words (and because you've patiently listened to me go on and on about g.s.) i would love to give a couple away. if you'd like to have one just let me know in the comments, and i'll choose a name (or two) next friday, a week from today. unfortunately i haven't figured out how to send a coffee, tea or latte to go with them...
it was hard to stop at just three photos of this new wool of mine. i bought this in nyc at purl soho. hannah, i mean rose, helped me choose the color. she said it looked like sunshine and that made me think a soft golden sunshiny sweater was really what i needed. thank you hannah rose and erik, my middle son, who gave me the gift certificate and money to shop in the city (purl!) i love you both so much and this gorgeous yarn!
pattern :leah's lovely cardigan
book: more last- minute knitted gifts (love this book!)
author: joelle hoverson
yarn: madeline tosh, tosh merino light
here is what two hundred and sixty eight stitches on a size one needle looks like. it is a bit like knitting on toothpicks. but don't worry, after the ribbing i'll move up to a size three. haha! oh dear what have i started? remember the title of this post? i really am.
happy weekend everyone! my sister lindy and i are going here tomorrow!!