French Press Cozy

french press cozyYesterday started another blizzard here, turns out we beat the October snowfall record by 2 inches (still more forecasted) as the highest since 1906. Yeah, it’s a lot of snow. Perfect playing in kind of snow, and lots of it. We’ve been snuggled up since yesterday and are now getting in a wintery kind of mood. I guess we won’t have a real fall this year, oh well. We’re trying to keep the thermostat a bit lower and just bundling up to make up the difference. Generally this works, though I noticed that my hubby was having to microwave his coffee to warm it up as it cools off really quickly in the chilly air. Even though I like my coffee sweet and milky enough that it no longer resembles coffee, I know that microwaving it is not the ideal way to have hot coffee, especially after he has gone to all the trouble to roast his own. So, when the kids were resting I pulled some charcoal yarn out and crocheted this cozy up. I love quick projects that are easy and this one was a breeze. A big hook, fat yarn and 40 minutes later I had a french press cozy. I tried to make it masculine and not all girly, and he loved it. I might have to make some more of these for gifts, they were so easy and I think that they will do a great job of keeping the coffee hot till the last drop.

crochet, home, sewing • Friday, October 30th, 2009 • 13 Comments »
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13 Responses to “French Press Cozy”

  1. Jules says:

    What a super cool and smart french press cozy – it looks FABBO!
    LOVE the charcoal wool

  2. Cornflower says:

    Brilliant idea, and great colour!

  3. Jennifer says:

    Thanks Jules and Cornflower, I really wanted it to be pretty masculine, and I love how it turned out, although I really love gray myself.

  4. gardenmama says:

    gorgeous color and a wonderful idea : )
    it seems like it would make morning coffee all the cozier!

  5. Ooohhh, I don’t know whether to cuddle with the yarn or drink the coffee. Hard choice. Okay, maybe both. Great knitting.

  6. Jennifer says:

    Thanks you guys, hubby says it works, which is great, pretty and functional, just what I was going for.

  7. Anna, Sydney says:

    That looks great! Love the colour and structure. Very manly too so no wonder you got the nod. :o) And great photography too! How did you achieve that very white background?

  8. Jennifer says:

    Anna thanks, actually I just set it out on our porch which was covered in the several feet of snow we got.

  9. Tim Kilroy says:

    Love this! These are terrific…you should sell them!

  10. Kim says:

    Hi! Will you make and sell this? I am looking for a personal gift and this is SO perfect! I have very little knitting talent and would make it myself . . . but that would be a stretch for me! I would love to buy one from you! πŸ™‚ Same color and design!

  11. cece says:

    I’d love to buy a couple as gifts. Please let me know if you are going to sell them!

  12. Vicky says:

    That is such a sweet idea! πŸ˜€ and very practical and has a personal touch πŸ™‚ agree with everyone above, you should sell them πŸ™‚

  13. Emma says:

    Can you share the pattern? This is the most perfect cozy I’ve seen!

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