A while back my friend Cassie asked me to knit her something: a French press cozy. I happily agreed to this assignment because Cassie and I have been friends for many many years and I'm pretty sure the only thing I've ever knit her is this hat, which she still wears. She's pretty much the ideal recipient of a knitted item. Anyway, the reason she needs a French press cozy is because her French press, although very attractive, leaks heat like a 100% acrylic coat in a midwestern winter. See, Cassie and I were roommates for several years, and we have pretty much the same feelings about coffee, being that it is a necessary life force and we will pretty much main anyone who gets in between us and it. So I understand how angry she must get every morning when her coffee gets cold two seconds after she brews it.
Given all that context, I hope you can understand how crappy I felt when I cleaned out my purse a couple weeks ago, thinking that Cassie requested this cozy and then never sent me the measurements of her French press, and found that I had made the following illustration while at her house, and then promptly forgot about it.
Today I decided to finally act on my guilt. I pulled some ultra alpaca out of the stash (Cassie said she is perfectly willing to hand wash her cozy) and got started. I made a disc of sc for a base - I don't want all the heat escaping through the bottom - then picked up the crochet stitches and started knitting up in a simple rib, adding button holes and a bit of a gap for where the handle hits the bottom of the French press. It's pretty much going to be the most badass cozy the internet has ever seen.