Saturday, November 26, 2011

warm jar flash mob (part 2)

52 Comments:

Blogger Beth said...

Ooo, I like the third one with all the colors... and a scarf to match! :)

November 26, 2011 at 4:54 PM  
Blogger Cindy said...

Wow! There are so many great choices! You have some really creative, talented followers.

November 26, 2011 at 5:28 PM  
Blogger doglady said...

I like the last one. I am imagining a bottle of Triple Bag staying cold in it while you sit next to your firepit at the pond.

November 26, 2011 at 5:29 PM  
Blogger Jenna said...

You people blow me away!

November 26, 2011 at 5:53 PM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

Thank you for including my jar cozy! I made the quilted one with the matching scarf.
I created this cover from the scraps of a scarf I made last winter. The cotton batik fabrics are sure to disguise any coffee spills, and I designed the handle to drape as I take a sip. Cotton fabric and cotton batting keep the beverage nice and warm while providing easy laundering.
I've already used it with hot cider and coffee.
Thanks Jenna, this was a fun!

November 26, 2011 at 6:20 PM  
Blogger Don said...

I would like to vote for the 4th entry in the first group.

November 26, 2011 at 6:20 PM  
Blogger jim said...

these are great to carry the beverage around it,but, need to be able to put sealable lid on it[won't always be level] and need to be able to hold in the heat or cold-an outside cloth wrap will not do that-need a foil wrap, or styrafoam around the outside or inside-remember this is a working tool---------------luck

November 26, 2011 at 6:25 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

These are all great, but my favorite is the knitted one (number 4 in the first group.)

I think that they would all work fine, if used as intended.

To fellow blogger Jim. Dear Sir, I think you are looking for a thermos bottle.

November 26, 2011 at 6:35 PM  
Blogger georgie said...

I tried to make one using a recycled burlap coffee bag but it was a fail. All of the entries are great and very creative. I vote for the one with the antler handle.

November 26, 2011 at 6:37 PM  
Blogger Misty said...

I vote for the #5 of part 2.

The natural fiber of wool, with added thrums for insulation, would work the best. An added suggestion, though, would be a lid cover for longer heat retention.

And if the warm jar holder were made out of alpaca, then it would be seven times warmer than wool due to the hollow fiber. (Just like polar bears. They have hollow hair, too.)

November 26, 2011 at 7:12 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Thanks for including my warmer! It's the first one, but the photo is from pre-felting (I had a bit of trouble sending my pictures, I thought I sent the finished product photo but i'll forward another). This picture shows the giant size it started at. I threw that sucker in hot soapy water and it shrank to the size of the jar with enough room to stuff some fleece inside for extra thermal capacity. I've been drinking my water out of it and enjoying how wonderful water tastes out of glass and it is staying cold!

I must say that this is the best part of this contest! I love seeing what everyone did.

November 26, 2011 at 7:17 PM  
Blogger jim said...

joe-nope don't need a thermos bottle - actually have an insulated cup with a lid and flip up drinking hole in it. what i see here wouldn;t work for me-spend long hours on a tractor in the texas sun--drink a lot fluid for sure, thought jenna was looking for something to keep her coffee or tea hot or cold while she does her chores.

November 26, 2011 at 7:23 PM  
OpenID chickadeeworkshop said...

Oh, wow, you guys all did great with this! I love so many of them, but I'm a long-time quilter, sooooo....my choice would be the second quilted one (with the strips of fabric running around the jar, not up and down. I'm betting this would be best if the batting were a wool batting (or, as a fellow commenter suggested..alpaca batting if you can find such a thing.) The only reason I chose this one over the other quilted one is color preferences. I do love those particular batiks.

The felted ones were all great, too, and I love the knitted ones. It was a tough decision. What talented, creative people we have on here!

November 26, 2011 at 7:27 PM  
OpenID chickadeeworkshop said...

And yes, Jim, you are correct, but it was specifically for using with a mason jar.

November 26, 2011 at 7:29 PM  
OpenID outdoors1968 said...

Hi folks,
I made the cozy with the antler. This was what popped into my mind when I first read of the contest here.
The antler was donated by a whitetail deer ;-) and is half of a matched set that laid in my basement for years waiting for some ambition to occur - I had been planning on making a nice rack to display an antique marlin rifle with the antlers, and it, well, never did happen. I was fortunate in that the antler fit the jar perfectly, and I drilled two holes for the leather shoelaces used to attach it to the jar (removable)...... It's actually a very snug and sturdy fit, and cut an inch or two off of the "burl" end of the antlers. The "insulation" is a hunting sock, not made by myself, just to be fair and transparent here. I don't knit or crochet - just weld, carve, cut, build and so forth, lol. Everything I used was in the household.

I'm blown away by all the entries and I am having difficulty voting for just one of my 5 or so faves, so I will follow up with another post with my choice as soon as i figure that out.

Many of these entries not only show great craftsmanship, but also, great skill in photography!

Al from Pennsylvania

November 26, 2011 at 7:45 PM  
OpenID outdoors1968 said...

I'm voting for second from the bottom on the first group...... blue / orange....

November 26, 2011 at 7:55 PM  
Blogger Teresa said...

Jenna, thanks for including my quilted cozy among the final set. Mine is Part 2-#6 - the second quilted one with sherbert colored batik strips running horizontally around the body of the cozy.

Jim - there is a batting product called Insulbright which does have reflective material embedded in the batting. I've used it for potholders, but detest the "crinkle crinkle" noise it makes. A double layer of wool or wool/fiber blend batting probably would be the warmest. Remember though - the directions called for using what was already on hand around the homestead. I have cotton quilt batting in my stash.

Chickadee - thanks for the kind words. These are also my favorite colors and who says a product can't be both pretty AND practical! :-) I took my inspiration from a favorite quilted bag I own. The inside seams are even bound!

Thoroughly enjoyed the challenge!

November 26, 2011 at 7:57 PM  
Blogger 1974farmermama said...

antler one, hands down!

November 26, 2011 at 8:32 PM  
Blogger lemontreelane said...

the fourth one (red felt) is from mountain hearth...i love them all! it's hard to pick just one!

November 26, 2011 at 9:14 PM  
Blogger CallieK said...

Oh so many beautiful ones I can't pick! I want one of each.
Thanks for including mine - it's the very basic red one (with the whisky!) and I wanted it to be simple enough for the non creative types like me to be able to do. Full instructions here: http://backyardfarmsto.blogspot.com/2011/11/crossroads.html

November 26, 2011 at 9:30 PM  
OpenID destinationisjourney said...

The red felt with the white trim! Adorable!

November 26, 2011 at 10:43 PM  
OpenID soilandsandwiches.com said...

The fifth picture down, maroon with white polka dots and white buttons has a second picture of it when it has been turned inside out in the "warm jar flash mom (part 1)" post. It's the very last picture, the one that looks really crazy. What I've done is I've woven raw wool into the cozy so that on the outside it looks normal, but on the inside it's nice and fluffy and really keeps the warmth in. It's a great idea for anyone who likes to knit and wants really warm mittens!

November 26, 2011 at 11:17 PM  
OpenID soilandsandwiches.com said...

The fifth picture down, maroon with white polka dots and white buttons has a second picture of it when it has been turned inside out in the "warm jar flash mom (part 1)" post. It's the very last picture, the one that looks really crazy. What I've done is I've woven raw wool into the cozy so that on the outside it looks normal, but on the inside it's nice and fluffy and really keeps the warmth in. It's a great idea for anyone who likes to knit and wants really warm mittens!

November 26, 2011 at 11:23 PM  
OpenID soilandsandwiches.com said...

The fifth picture down, maroon with white polka dots and white buttons has a second picture of it when it has been turned inside out in the "warm jar flash mom (part 1)" post. It's the very last picture, the one that looks really crazy. What I've done is I've woven raw wool into the cozy so that on the outside it looks normal, but on the inside it's nice and fluffy and really keeps the warmth in. It's a great idea for anyone who likes to knit and wants really warm mittens!

November 26, 2011 at 11:24 PM  
Blogger Glyndalyn said...

I like the fifth one down. Beautifully designed and knitted. Also like the one with antler handle. Quite creative.

November 27, 2011 at 12:00 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

My favorite is the quilted one with the scarf to match. Second place for me is the cable knit one from the first set you posted.

November 27, 2011 at 12:01 AM  
Blogger redbird said...

The red one holding the whiskey has my vote.

November 27, 2011 at 12:26 AM  
Blogger John Taylor said...

I like the mug with the antler......a lot!

Grace and Peace,

John

November 27, 2011 at 1:40 AM  
Blogger mush said...

I love the red felt jar holder with the white blanket stitch at the top and bottom of the jar.

November 27, 2011 at 2:13 AM  
Blogger Nanette said...

They're all great, but # 5 knitted one in this second lot get's my vote,it looks like it's up for the job, it's interesting without being flashy, has some good texture, a good colour, it'll stay nice and clean when you grab it with grubby mitts, and if you're feeling posh, you can sling it on your arm like a handbag!

November 27, 2011 at 4:23 AM  
Blogger Windswept Farm said...

I can't pick just one! The lid is fantastic on the blue crocheted one; the wooly insides (or outside) is a great idea; but for looks I like the red/ maroon felt with white blanket stitching.

November 27, 2011 at 5:30 AM  
Blogger Anke said...

Thank you for including my jar warmer Jenna! Mine is the second one with the extra long strap. The warmer itself is made from a sweater I felted (on purpose), and I added the extra long strap because I know you have your hands full most of the time. It is buttoned on, so you can remove the strap when it's not needed. There are some beautiful jar warmers there, people are incredibly creative!

November 27, 2011 at 8:06 AM  
Blogger Debby said...

I love them all, I think the red and grey or is it black strip sweater with a handle and buttons are my favorite. Love this idea!! I give canned goods at Christmas as gifts, I don't knit but I could do a cute jar quilt as my gift wrapping this year. Thanks for the idea!

November 27, 2011 at 8:07 AM  
Blogger Marci said...

The fourth one (red with white stitching) is my favorite from both sets so far. Love it!!

November 27, 2011 at 8:48 AM  
Blogger Marci said...

I have a crocheted one with a handle that I use, but did not send in the picture. Maybe I should have. :)

November 27, 2011 at 8:48 AM  
Blogger Patsy said...

I like the red one next to the last photo. It has a little turtleneck to catch the drips. Clever.

November 27, 2011 at 8:52 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

Everyone did such a great job! My favorite is the thrummed knitted one (the brown one, 4th from the bottom). I bet that one would be especially insulated, too.

November 27, 2011 at 3:34 PM  
Blogger LisaTV said...

I love the fifth one - the red one with the "too hot to handle" tag on it. So cute!

November 27, 2011 at 6:51 PM  
OpenID thisbountifulbackyard said...

Thanks for including mine, Jenna! Mine is the green crochet one with the flowers. I just crocheted in a circle to fit the jar. It keeps coffee warm for at least two hours with the lid on! The thickness of the yarn also creates easy gripping :)

November 27, 2011 at 9:30 PM  
Blogger jenomnibus said...

The third one down is perfect - to the point, great looking but also practical. I think the long strap is a good idea - you can sling the jar across your chest and have your beverage at hand while you're working outside.

November 28, 2011 at 1:00 AM  
Blogger katiegirl said...

Out of all of them I vote for the thrummed one, the maroon one with white buttons. Lovely job on it, and the thrumming is a perfect way to cushion and insulate the jar. Love it!

November 28, 2011 at 10:12 AM  
Blogger Lara Katherine Mountain Colley said...

Thank you for including my mason jar warmer! Mine is the red recycled wool sweater with white stitching at the top. I put my coffee and tea in quart jars when I'm on the go so often, I decided they needed a little sweater to insulate my hands and keep my drink warm longer. My husband designed the tags, and I started selling them from my craft business. You can see more of them at Mountain Hearth Handcrafts: http://www.mountainhearth.etsy.com

November 28, 2011 at 4:18 PM  
Blogger Mary Beth said...

i felt a little thrill that i actually recognized one of these... the red felted one. it's made by a blogging friend. i made my own jar cozies out of felted sweater scraps, and i think her design is great. i don't think i could use one with stretchy handknitting (pretty though it is) or a bulky handle. so hilariously funny the culture of mason jar users! look at all of us!

November 28, 2011 at 5:48 PM  
Blogger Kris said...

LOVE the green one with the flowers around the bottom and the little green top. But they are all great and I'm sure would all keep coffee nice and warm.

November 29, 2011 at 12:11 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

I love the antler one and the one with the long leather strap but my vote goes to the red knitted one with the handle (fifth down I believe).

November 30, 2011 at 9:57 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

Sixth one down, red knitted with a little handle, love it! I also LOVE the antler one. Reminds me of wedding shower gifts I got in Alaska. Really, I love them all. Would love to see photots of the creators drinking out of them!

November 30, 2011 at 10:03 AM  
Blogger Yemaya said...

I love the 4th one The beautiful quilted jar cozy. With the antler one coming in a close second.

November 30, 2011 at 1:52 PM  
Blogger Geode said...

I love the fourth one of the first group the best, the knitted cables and the vivid colors!

November 30, 2011 at 4:34 PM  
Blogger lothlorienoads said...

I really love the knitted one with the handle...wish I could knit. If I'd love to find one for sale somewhere!

November 30, 2011 at 6:57 PM  
Blogger NicoSwan said...

They are all so inventive and cozy looking.
I like the 5th one "Too Hot to Handle" That is a great!
Happy Winter everyone!

December 1, 2011 at 11:59 AM  
Blogger FairyLover said...

I like the fifth one in part two.

Kathi

December 1, 2011 at 1:41 PM  
Blogger Susie Q said...

I would dearly love links to all the bloogers who made the ones in part one and two in order to make my own!

January 6, 2012 at 2:31 AM  

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