Sunday, October 7, 2012

Nana Knitting

Now I do enjoy a good cup of tea, and yes we do occasionally use the Teapot - but I do not own a Tea Cosy.  Nor did I ever have a desire to knit a Tea Cosy.
All this changed when a family member requested a Tea Cosy for her impending MIL.
MIL knew exactly what she wanted, - all the gorgeous, innovative and creative tea cosy's on Madeit and Etsy just did not fit her requirements.  Darker pink and a cable pattern!!
A pattern was purchased, I bought the wool, and away I went.
Making progress

A few little false starts to begin with, and I had the pattern repeat sorted, quietly chanting in my mind, I left the kids and their school mates to make their own entertainment!  -- gently supervised of course!

One side completed
I had not made a pom pom since Primary School, so enlisted Google for a quick tutorial and a refresh of the memory --on how to make a pom pom. It was simple and very fast to make.
soft and fluffy pom pom

completed Tea Cosy

This was a quick and simple project to do, the members of the 5BN family were quite fascinated to watch the formation of the tea cosy, and curious as to why we don't own one.  I feel the pressure is to knit a repeat of this tea cosy - just to stay at our house.
More mumblings and counting of pattern repeats- under the breath will be in order!

Tennis begins this weekend, -- the forecast is 14c and showery.
The Tea Cosy may be multi functional - and put to use on the head for warmth!  Not a sight to be imagined - but in our local community - we have an interesting / eccentric lady - who we all believe to wear a Tea Cosy throughout winter on her head. There is often much guessing and mumbling amongst ourselves as to wether it is a hat or a Tea Cosy that is being worn for warmth-- not for fashion!

1 comment:

  1. Well I think that tea cosy would make a mighty fine hat - love the chunky cable on it.