26 April 2008

French Press Cozy

I've finished a number of items in the last few days, but in order to have blog material for a little while, I'm going to reveal them gradually.
First, the semi-secret knit was gifted to a certain Cute Boy, who liked it very much.


French Press Cozy
Check out the details in my Ravelry notebook, or keep reading


Yarn: Leftover Lion Brand Wool from my roommate's foliage hat, about 1/3 of a skein.
Needles: US 6 dpns and 16" interchangeable Boye circular (I love this set!)
Notions: Fancy-Schmancy Shiny button swiped from my mom's button box years ago
Pattern: Mug and French Press Cozy by MK Carroll (blog entry here)
Verdict: As usual, I find the first few rows of a top-down or center-outward circular knitting a bit fiddly, but the final result is well worth it. I love this smocking stitch. It's really simple, but looks lovely both blocked/stretched and unblocked. I also really enjoy making pretty things that are useful but not really necessary. It's all about the silly extras.

More FOs coming soon...

2 comments:

knitwhere said...

Ooh, so cute! I told my GFF that I wanted to knit a french press cozy or mug cozy and she was like, that won't really keep the coffee any warmer. So let us know if it works, because I'd love to be right on this one :).

Anonymous said...

Confirmed!

The coffee still in the cutely adorned French Press stays warmer than coffee in an ugly mug!

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