Coffee Cozy and coaster!
Caribou was selling something like this, and I said, "i can make that!" the cable braid is actually really easy.
Here's the pattern so i can upload it to ravelry:
Caribou reusable coffee clutch
Yarn: Cotton or worsted weight
Finished size: width: 2.5 inches, Circumference: 9 inches
Cast on 17.
R1 (RS): K2, P2, K9, P2,
R2 (WS): P2, K2, P9,
R3 (Cable row 1): K2, P2, (cable back), K3, P2,
R4: P2, K2, P9,
R5: K2, P2, K9, P2,
R6: P2, K2, P9,
R7 (Cable row 2): K2, P2, K3, (cable front), P2,
R8: P2, K2, P9,
Repeat rows 1-8 until piece measures 9 inches (end on row 4 or 8). Cast off; leave long end for sewing seam.
Sew ends together with tapestry needle so it forms a loop.
Cable back: slip 3 sts onto cable needle and hold in back; K next three; 3K from cable needle.
Cable front: slip 3 sts onto cable needle and hold in front; K next three; 3K from cable needle.
I knitted a circular coaster based on a washcloth pattern. I'm planning on doing a few more sets like this; the one i did today is varigated pink/white/brown (looks like neopolitan ice cream) in a checkerboard pattern.
(BTW, the creme brule latte from Starbucks is really good.)
I got this pattern on somebody's website/blog, but it doesn't fit Maddie very well. The seam is down the chest, and it's supposed to be sewn together, but it's really hard to get her into sweaters like that. i put some buttons down the front but it's too small. so i need to refine that pattern and try again. probably design one with the buttons down the back.
Hat and scarf!
This is the skinny scarf i was working on during the Fringe festival. i ironed it, and it's supposed to lay flat, but it doesn't want to. oh well. The hat pattern i got off of lionbrand.com. it's a knit 4/purl 4 rubbing. I had the yarn from the amigurumi panda project (that i never finished because i thought it looked like a freaky alien when i sewed the eyes on the head) and it kind of matches the pinky color in my new ski coat. here's a closeup.
Also, this is the white scarf i finished a long time ago and was planning on giving it to Project WarmHearts, but now i might give it as a christmas gift.