Tuesday, 9 September 2014
For a Coffee Drinker with Love
I don't drink coffee. It's a fact that still continues to surprise many people, I just don't like it. Believe me I've tried - I'd love to experience the 'pick me up', and I think when travelling abroad it would be so much better (I'm a bit of an English tea snob) but I quite simply don't like the taste.
The man in my life however is a mahoosive coffee drinker. He loves it! And he's been asking for a cafetiere cosy for quite some time now. As he's been kind enough to fly off to America this week I've finally got around to making him one, it'll be part of his birthday present for October.
I based the pattern on the lovely cosy in Nicki Trench's book 'Cute and Easy Crochet' but as that was for a 4 person cafetiere (C's is for one, as there is no one to drink it with him!!) I had to adjust a little bit. I chained 50 and that seemed about right and then half double crocheted away from there. It's slightly too big, but I've tried to move the buttons to make it fit slightly better. Also as C's cafetiere has a ridge at the bottom I had to do two button flaps rather than one as on Nicki's. I realised this at the end so it is a bit fudged but hey ho!
The last picture shows the cosy alongside our wonderful tea cosy which one of our wonderful bridesmaids made us for a wedding present. I didn't realise it was handmade until she told me!! oh to be able to sew..... next skill to learn?!