Knitted, completed and left in loving hands 'up North'.
A little Cafetière cover, knitted in pastel blue and green, on 4mm needles, from the book '20 to Make: Knitted Mug Hugs'. I love these books, as the projects are so simple and easy, and I'd recommend them for any beginners, and more advanced knitters for simple projects.
The projects range in difficulties - from simple purl and knit stitched ones, to cables, fair isle, knitted motifs -they're all so lovely! And can be knitted in an afternoon. I particularly like the bunting one, which I may make for myself at some point. They'd also make great gifts, if attached to a specific mug also, so are a cheap option also, if you find a nice one in a second hand shop.
I would say though, that some doctoring may have to be done in order to get the 'Hugs' to fit the right sized mugs - five repeats were recommended, yet here it was only necessary to do three. They knit up in two ways - one starts with the button band and works horizontally,the other works from the bottom up and adds a button band. I would recommend the former for the first time, as you can cater the length to a specific size of mug by just missing out a few repeats.
I lie.....Two Knitted Things!
A Mug cosy which turned out to be far too big for most of the mugs that have ever existed, so is currently being modelled by a glass. Another example of where the patterns didn't work out quite to a suitable size