cosy coffee cup cover
21 June 2009
The I-am-not-a-paper-cup functions on three levels: it lets me feel smug about avoiding disposable cups, it boosts my design pretentions by being much cooler* than yer ornery travel mug, and it holds coffee. The last is probably the most important.
But the days are cold, and the walk from the coffee shop to work is long enough to cool my latte to an unappetising tepidness.
So I corrupted the slick modern design-y-ness of my I-am-not-a-paper-cup by knitting it a cosy. I did try, as far as possible, to get the cosy to look like the rippled cardboard sleeve on a real paper cup.
It’s two-colour brioche stitch, which I think is my new favourite knitting stitch, in DK yarn on 3.5mm double-pointed needles. And best of all, my coffee is now still hot when I get to my desk.
*actually, what I like best about it is that it’s porcelain. I cannot stand drinking out of anything plastic, it gives me the heebie-jeebies.