Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Completely Cosy

I loved doing the Coffee Couture so much, I turned around and did it all again but bigger and redder.

It's Dad's birthday tomorrow. 67 he'll be and finding a gift is increasingly difficult. His plunger is the 12 cup size, so I did some maths and added two extra cable patterns and cast on 100 stitches. I did an extra half a pattern repeat in length as well.

This yarn wasn't as thick as the first lot, so the cosy is a little more stretched out. After sewing the ribbing together I picked up 22 stitches along one edge leaving a little room for the handles, double ribbed for 5 rows, chucked in 3 yo button holes in the next row, then two more double rib rows and cast off in rib. This band could have been a little longer, but it will do.

I finally got to use these very cute wooden Scottish Terrier buttons again. I bought a heap of them at the Lisa Ho factory outlet in Sydney years ago and the last time I used them was on cot doona covers for the twins who turn 13 next month.
A workmate pointed out today that we could use a cosy on the plunger at work. Do you reckon I could just knit these until the end of the KAL?

Also finished yesterday was a Time Thief Watch Cap. I'm reusing a photo of one I prepared earlier to save hassle.

TTWC 2008.005 Recycled yarn.


The Shopping Sherpa said...

Great cosie and fab buttons. So that counts as 1 SIAA and four outs?

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

Soon everyone will want cozies. Better get your minions to work knitting them up. :)

Donna Lee said...

I love the cosie. We don't have them here or at least I have never seen one. I have some lovely tea pots that are just begging for sweaters. I think I'll have to get on it.

Anonymous said...

Oh to be able to knit! I bet I'd look like a dork in a hat but when your ears are warm who cares. Might have to ask my mum to knit one for me *cough* to go with last years scarf.

Shadowlee said...

I love the scottie dog buttons!

I need to knit myself a coffee cup cosy - my coffee goes cold way too quickly in my over-airconditioned office.

amanda j said...

Lovely cosy Taph! I have been thinking a lot about all your decluttering . . . watch this space!

Jejune said...

Well done on the cosy, and on doing the required maths, I know it's not your first choice of what to do with your time :)

Hope your dad loved it (and if not, I'll send the Teens around ;)