6.17.2011

Spoon-man

I come from a long line of coffee drinkers and love the daily routine of having that first cup in the morning. I do like my coffee regular and being on the East Coast, that means cream & sugar. I have never been big on stirring my coffee, unless I'm out at a diner. Growing up I do not remember seeing either of my parents stir their coffee (or tea) after adding anything to it.

My husband is a different story - he wants to prevent any sort of sugar sludge, even though he doesn't put enough in to create the sugar sludge. Every morning, this is seen in my kitchen.
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Frequently there is also a paper towel folded up underneath. I can appreciate the paper towel underneath to catch the one or two drops of coffee from the spoon, but really? It is wasteful. Without it though, that glass cutting board / work area catches the drips and it is a pain in the neck to clean. Seriously - I happened to notice it one day and tried to clean it and ended up breaking out the baking soda and elbow grease and was at it for 15 minutes! Ick. What is a knitter to do? Make a coaster.

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Super quick and the pattern is one of many found here. I have started another one to have a back up, and I may do one more in a non-bumpy cotton yarn, just because I am sure I have scraps to use up.

Spoon Coaster
Now the trick will be to remember to use it!

3 comments:

Sara said...

That's brilliant. (Dammit why didn't I think of that?)

Vic said...

What a quick, cute & clever idea; much nicer than a folded up piece of paper towel!

Gracey is not my name.... said...

That's great! I am a tea stirrer, as I don't drink coffee...

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