It's a coffee press cozy! You guys were all on the right track with your guesses and lots of you were spot on. Thanks for playing along.
K (like a lot of guys) is hard to make things for. He doesn't need (or want) more than one hat or scarf, so coming up with things I can crochet for him is hard. Luckily, we had a shivering French press sitting around, which got my creative wheels turning...
Coffee + pizza for breakfast
K and I have been using a French press for a few years now. We love the more intense flavor we get from steeping the grounds, and since we don't drink a lot of coffee (only 1-2 cups each), the coffee press makes the perfect amount for us.
If you've used a coffee press before, you know that the coffee can cool off pretty quickly, especially on cold mornings. So, I thought I'd make our press a cozy to keep the coffee warm through fall and winter.
The cable design is adapted the Crochet Cabled Scarf pattern. I just shortened it, added edging, loops, and buttons. You can see more specifics on my modifications here.
The green wool and wooden buttons give the cozy a woodsy, manly feel. I think this would be right at home in a cabin, with water heated on a woodstove and coffee poured into chunky clay mugs. I'd wrap up in a hand-sewn quilt and sip from the steaming mug as I watched the woods outside the frosted window gather snow. That's the feeling I was trying capture with this cozy.
K loves the cozy, and we've been using it this weekend. The weather has turned cold so suddenly! It feels like fall now. We went shopping for wool coats yesterday, and we're hauling up our winter clothes from the basement today. The chill in the air makes me so happy!