What is nicer than sipping a cup of tea while working on your latest project. I found this pattern at the Sean Sheep website, while checking out their yarns. They have quite a selection and it is reasonably priced at $2.99 a ball. Actually when I went back to buy some more to make this tea cozy it was on for $2.75 a ball. So a very economical project. I think it turned out quite nicely.
It is 100% wool. I think it would be too scratchy for a wearable item, but I don't suppose my tea pot will notice. All it cares about is keeping warm.
The colours are really quite lovely, but they worked up rather strange. A very random stripping effect. I think it would be hard to get both sides of the pot to have the same coloured stripes matching up. I don't mind though as it is quite fun the way it is.
As I was working it up I thought it would be nice to try it in Patons SWS. It would only take two balls and would make a nice gift, not to mention being much softer. I think I'll keep that in mind for future projects. In the meantime, I've put the kettle on and I'll be trying it out as I sit and sip my tea while working on my next project.