When I was in my early years of jar love, a girl could get some pretty funny looks when she sidled up to the counter at a coffee shop and asked the barista to fill a pint jar with 16 ounces of hot brew. Happily, with the advent of the Cuppow, EcoJarz, and other drink toppers, seeing someone use a mason jar as a travel mug has gotten downright ordinary. The only issue these days is finding an appropriately heat resistent wrapper, so that you don’t burn your tender fingertips.
Katie Startzman, one half the crafty pair known as Duo Fiberworks and a fan of reusable containers of all stripes, could see that as more people used jars as coffee mugs and lunch-time travelware, there was a world of vessels that needed a little extra insulation and padding.
And so, as an expert in the world of fibercraft, she has devised a pattern for knitted and felted cozy that can be made to fit 11 different sizes of jars, bottles, jugs, and vessels. Called the Cozy Family, this pattern is available on Ravelry and makes me wish even more fervently that I’d get my act together and relearn how to knit.
Recently, Katie got in touch with me and offered up a couple pre-made cozies and five copies of the complete pattern for a Food in Jars giveaway. Because I’m always interested in supporting small businesses (particularly those with jar-related products), I said yes and she sent over the cozies so I could photograph them for this post. Included in the package was a hand-painted, quart-sized cozy featuring the FiJ logo!
This giveaway will have five winners. All five will get a copy of the complete Cozy Family pattern and one super lucky winner will also get a pair (pint and quart sized) of Katie-made cozies that they can slip onto jars immediately. Here’s how to enter:
- Leave a comment on this post and tell me about your favorite crafty outlet. Do you like fabric and fiber? Paper and pigments? Or are you more like me and go in for the edible crafts? All creative endeavors are welcome!
- Comments will close at 11:59 pm on Friday, March 22, 2013. Winners will be chosen at random and will be posted to the blog over the weekend.
- Giveaway open to all.
- One comment per person, please. Entries must be left via the comment form on the blog at the bottom of this post.