Here in New Zealand cosy simply means warm and comfortable. But in Scotland where my husband hails from it has a much deeper meaning. Cosy is not just physical warm and comfort but a feeling of contentment, safety, security and love. He says "Cosy is being tucked up in a warm bed on a cold winter's morning and then you bring me a coffee."
I was reading FaerySarah's post on Gezellig and I think the Scot's cosy is much the same. What a shame we Kiwi's don't have a word that encapsulates this feeling.
So - these slippers I made lately. They put me in mind of that word.
I used hand spun yarn I've had in my stash - I love the colour, but its weight and texture hasn't suggested itself for much until now - using a treasured item is cosy.
The pattern is one I bought something like 3 years ago. It wasn't my intention to leave it this long. I just haven't made a lot of space in my life to make for myself - but to take this time, that's also cosy.
As I worked alongside my husband lying on the sofa and he burrows his cold toes under my legs he declared "I need me some crochet socks" - I mentally add this to the PJ pants he needs and a scarf like the one I made Dad for his birthday last month. A husband who wants my handmade goodness - well that's cosy indeed.
I would love to know what makes you feel cosy?