Ahhhhhh......my beloved Francis Francis has come out of storage.
I have missed her.
It's good to have her back.
I love this coffee machine. I love how, to make a coffee with her, it takes time. You enjoy the process as much as the drinking.
In truth though, she is mainly saved for weekend lazing, when I actually want to savour the art of making a coffee from her.
During the week when I want my coffee fix, I have a little filter coffee machine that can cope with coffee on the go. I love the sound of the coffee percolating through the filter, and the aroma of fresh coffee wafting through the house.
Sadly, my little filter coffee machine was ready to retire. It wasn't very happy at all. I had a dilemma. Do I get another one for my weekday fix? In truth, I actually didn't want a second coffee machine in my kitchen. My aim was to have a more streamlined kitchen with less clutter.
Very hard for me I know.
So, I took the decision that I would make do with a cafetiere. The trouble was, that the one I had, well, he wasn't a happy little soul either. He didn't want to pour where I wanted him to pour.
Yesterday, I had errands to run, and whilst I was out and about, I thought I would make a last ditch attempt to try and locate a specific colour and type of yarn in a department store. The upshot of it was, was that I managed to find it....yay.....but on my way out of the door I spied this.....
My eyes wide with delight I
ran walked over to paw at it lovingly. Eyes even wider with delight when I saw that it was on sale for 70% off. Bargain, and it was coming home with me. I see these types of events happening as a REALLY meant to be kind of thing! A multi-coloured cafetiere, what more could a girl ask for?! Well, probably a lot, but we'll leave that there.
It did look bare though...and needed a little something.....
...yeap....you guessed it...
It had to be done. A stripey little jacket to keep my coffee at the perfect temperature. Practical too, no?
So, in stripey heaven last night I was hooking away happily.
It fits in nicely, it makes the perfect weekday coffee so I am a happy little soul. A bargain of colourful stripey-ness. Woo Hoo.
p.s. The cafetiere is made by Boden and the pattern was from Nicki Trench's' Cute and Easy Crochet' (although I did modify the pattern to fit this particular cafetiere).