Sunday, April 13, 2008

Tea For Two...

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.

3 comments:

Basil Chef said...

Hey Wooly,

Wow my Friend nice job! Gift huh? Birthday in Nov, hint hint!
you do great work

Basil Chef

Kathy B. said...

This is a lovely teapot cozy! Those colors are so attractive! Is that a slipped-stitch pattern? I've always meant to knit a teapot cozy but haven't quite gotten around to doing so yet. Does yours keep your tea nice and warm?

Cheryl said...

Hi, Do you have a copy of the pattern that you could post? I saw this on ravelry and the links are down and seansheep.com seems to be lost in cyberspace as well. I love your cozy and would like to make one for a friend.
thanks,
wittsend