Woo Hoo! Look what I just finished! Yes a really wild teacosy! I'm no knitter, no I lie. I can knit and purl, but I cannot read the patterns. I can happily knit if I have someone telling me what to do next and what the stitches are called etc. Six years ago I started knitting socks with my supervisor showing me how to knit. I finished one sock and she left the company so I only ended up with one sock! I should start a new blog called "one sock lady". What do you think? This time my friend Dear Jane started me off with this really wild teacosy. We knitted together a couple of times a week during lunch breaks. In the middle of knitting it Dear Jane went for a six-week holiday and while she was gone I started to read the pattern and I feel that my pattern reading is now much improved.
This is my teacosy. I used my leftover yarns and op-shop yarns for it. The roses and leaves only need a small amount of yarn. The body itself needs less than a 50gm ball. It could have been the cold weather we have had here that made me want to knit. It was very enjoyable and it was quite easy (when you know how!). I am looking forward to using my teapot for high tea with Mr. Notjustnat when the weather gets warmer.
This is Dear Jane's teacosy. She used re-purposed wool as well. The photo doesn't show the leaves very well. They are deep green and the body is dark gray.
I bought a copy of Really wild tea cosies by Leani Prior. Since then I discovered her blog Grand Purl Baa you've got to visit her blog. It's full of wild tea cosies to knit!
This is the original one in the book. You see how close to it mine is? I think I might take up knitting full time now ha! I started another one for a gift.
A smaller teacosy that I'm knitting at the moment. It's for a gift. I hope I can find a teapot that fits the cosy! I haven't been so excited finishing something as when I finished this. It's an achievement for me to actually finish something I'm not good at. I like knitting now, I think!