Thursday, June 6, 2013

Summer Sweaters by Pinquette Lisa

Hey there, ho there!  I hope our little peacocks are awesome today!  Today, I bring to you a neat, awesomesauce project that you are going to run away from your computer to do on your own!  Right now!  (Well, as soon as you see what it is!)  We all know how (I’m from the south, so it’s a proper noun) Mason Jar glasses (even though I used Ball….if you can find Mason…give me a holler ya’ll) are making their rounds in the crafting world as “to go” and “in the car” glasses.  The pints fit perfectly in your car cup holder, and they are so “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” friendly, they have to be every crafters dream! Not to mention how customizable they are!  I’ve seen them used for everything from Bachelorette parties to kids birthday parties, and even as favors.  But WAIT~!!!! There is a flaw.  If there is a flaw in practicality, I WILL find it.  I love the idea.  But until my awesomesauce inlaws introduced me to “sweatless” glasses, I have spent more hours wrapping towels around my beverage glasses than I have actually cutting paper.  So, I was determined to make these guys “sweatless”.  Since I couldn’t change the physical make-up of a canning jar….Well, I could.  I’m brilliant, but that’s more of a tutorial than I am ready for….I decided to use our awesome Pinque Peacock products and make these jars…..SWEATERS!.  That’s right.  Sweaters for the Summer.  I used two different knitting looms for this project.  For the boy’s glass, I made a button down, and for the girls I made a turtleneck.  On each, I used our awesome Pinque Peacock buttons.  On the boys, I used the large button as the actual closure.  For the girls, the sweater is a turtleneck, with the buttons used as grippies, so your hands don’t slip.  I used 100% Cotton yarn, to be absorbent.  There is nothing a crafter hates more than a dull cutter and a wet drinking glass.  I hope these sweaters catch on like crazy!  There is so much you can do with the design ideas~!!!!  I love the Pinque Peacock buttons on these….They are the perfect weight, and perfect size for the job!!.
(YES, that is Guild Wars 2 in the background.  Don't judge me for how I spend my non-crafting time, lol)

I hope you have all enjoyed my project.  Stay happy and Keep Crafting!_



  1. Great unique project!! Love everything about it!!
    Pinquette Shelley

  2. Really cute! I only wish I could crochet or knit.

  3. LOl Lisa you are too funny. I think this is a really good idea. And I understand what you mean by warping your cup with paper a towel. Great project and TFS AJ-