For the coffee geek in your life: DIY coffee cozies

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From the ever-inventive Molly’s Sketchbook at Purl Soho in New York and the craft shop’s blog, The Purl Bee, charming coffee cozies made from a rainbow of beautifully dyed wool felt. The full instructions are here. It’s an easy DIY project, and an actually useful gift or stocking stuffer that coffee drinkers on the go will appreciate.

What I knew, but hadn’t fully realized, is that Purl Soho’s warehouse is in Orange County — and open for walk-in business during limited hours. Check Purl’s extraordinarily well-organized website to decide what you want and then, list in hand, stop in at the warehouse sometime to shop. Bring a sweater: It’s a warehouse, not a shop.

I haven’t made the trip to Tustin yet, but it’s definitely on my list.

Purl Soho, 15431 Redhill Ave, Suite D, Tustin; (800) 597-PURL. Open Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.



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Photos: Felt coffee cozies. Credit: Purl Soho.