At work we have a writing group that meets weekly. Writing is an integral part of our work as academics but some people (like me) struggle to find the time for writing so the existence of the group helps me to block time in my diary. The promise is that laptops and coffee are always available but sometimes the coffee gets cold so… yet another coffee cosy! This one is made from leftover scraps of New Fashion DK. I started with the light blue stripe that is at the top in this picture but after the red it all started to look a bit West Ham, or maybe Aston Villa (or even 1970s at Freddie Osborn school) so I added a fairly broad stripe of the pink and then the dark blue. I’m still not sure about this colour combination and think it would have been better with three or five colours rather than four. The coffee cosy was a little wonky so after adding the buttons I blocked it. Mistake! What I learned from this project is block before buttons!