They also are the source of my handmade flair (via my mom), so something slightly upcycled and handmade is right up their alley.
The coffee mug is upcycled: it belonged to the person who used my desk before me at a temp job. When I left it followed me home, and I never wound up incorporating it into my other coffee cups.
Instead, I custom knit a cozy for it! I know, I did the moss stitch pattern again, but I spent almost an hour thinking about techniques and which stitch to use. I wasn't able to make up my mind, so I went with it. It's a good go-to stitch for just about anything.
The rest of the body is curved and contoured to go through the handle and connect directly with the buttons. I'm thrilled with how well it sits and how nicely it fits the mug.
I was torn between doing brown or white buttons, but I decided on doing the brown because of the handmade-ness of the cozy.