Thursday, March 17, 2011

Iron Craft- Secret Ingredient: "Green"

In January I joined a craft-a-long on a website called Iron Craft. Each week we are given a new secret ingredient and we have a week to create something using that ingredient. This was the first week that I actually had enough time and materials to create something.

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, this week's secret ingredient was the color green. After pondering this for a few minutes, I decided that this was the perfect opportunity to spin up some fiber I've had in my stash for a while and create some thing useful- a Thai sized beer bottle cozy. 

In Thailand, most of the local beer like Chang, Leo, and Singha is sold in 640 ml bottles. These bottles are much larger than the 12 oz bottles that are used in the United States, and by the time you get to the end of the bottle the beer can be pretty warm in this hot weather. Therefore a bottle cozy is a necessary item!

Wool roving I bought eons ago
Singles on a bobbin
Finished 3 ply yarn (Navajo plyed)
Finished cozy on a GIANT BOTTLE OF BEER!


  1. Melanie! Nicely Done!!
    You think that will work on our "Captain" too?
    See you in a few short days!
    Love you
    Mom Baumgart

  2. I am now accepting orders, so if you want your own just let me know :-)