I think this row-by-row, decide-as-you-go knitted cozy looks a tiny bit like either a broccoli or an asperagus spear. Anyway, it's intended to give off a gardeny vibe.
The top is crocheted from some of the coily novelty yarn I've been unable to stop spinning. Turns out it is not only great fun to make crazy yarn but quite intriguing to play with in projects as well! (Sadly, this realization only exacerbates the overall addiction experience.)
The bulk of my "cozy giftie" for sister Laura was spun using a little, inexpensive, wooden drop spindle which puts me right back on top of my soap box: If you are not yet spinning you really must look into this handy little tool and see how much fun there is to be had twisting up your own unique yarns! Take a walk on the wild side. Delve deeper into the fiber frenzy. I assure you it's harmless.
So, here's the bottom of the cozy:
Just flip it over and voila! Easy access to whatever you deem to be the cozied contents inside!
It could be a candy corn cozy...
or a cashew cozy...
When one lives in Northern Wisconsin and it's -10 deg. F. outside for more than just a few days in a row it's a comfort to knit anything that has the word "cozy" in it.