Craft from the Past - Knitted Mug Cozy (with thrifted mug)
I made this mug cozy as a Christmas gift 5 years ago. How time does fly. The mug was a 70s era thrift store find and the whole present was even better received than I had expected. The pattern was from the Holiday Gifts 2007 issue of Interweave Knits (on Ravelry here and available for purchase here). I recommend this project as a great, affordable gift. You could even personalize it by embroidering an initial on the cozy. It would look great with a gift tag attached to the handle as well. Or, make a few for yourself and keep your hands from getting too hot while cradling a cup of spiced cider.