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.


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 seems to be lost in cyberspace as well. I love your cozy and would like to make one for a friend.