Wednesday, April 21, 2010

100421 Lots of Cosies

100417 Lots of cosies
Left: I made a card for Loani Proir (The Grand Purl Baa) based on all the sketches that I have done SO FAR of cosies – this was the first attempt that went through the printer crooked...so I had a spare copy to stick in my book.
On the right is a cosy that I just finished – kinda inspired by Rosy Posy in Loani’s first book (Wild Tea Cosy) and using the rose pattern from the second book (Really Wild Tea Cosies). Of course as I don’t ever seem to follow a pattern things come out quite differently than expected (ie. Cosy was too tight for the lining and rose too big)

BTW What is the collective noun for tea cosies?

7 comments:

  1. Your tea cosy sketches are just wonderful, a breath of fresh air... um... a cuddle of tea cosies?

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  2. A cuddle of cosies was my first thought as well :)

    My comment on this from Flickr, in case you prefer to answer here: All your tea-cosy drawings are making me want to make one. We don't have this type of cosy in Denmark though - the local ones are just a sort of hat you plop over the pot, and then remove when you want to pour. Can I lure you into decribing the construction of these? Does the cosy completely surround the pot, as in continuing undeneath it? As you can gather, I am intrigued! :)

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  3. Hi Ea,
    These cosies are lots of fun. They just go over the pot like a hat with two openings for the spout and handle. If I want to keep the pot really warm I have a little stand with a tea candle under it!(Piping hot!) and also a USB cup warmer (oops I am not supposed to tell people that or else they will think me REALLY weird!)
    Many of the tea cosies are knitted ‘in the round’ like a sock with no seams – but I haven’t yet got around to that(bad pun but I didn’t mean it). This one is just two knitted rectangles stitched up at the side – pulled in just below the top and the rose stitched in place to form the top. Some have linings and circular tops as well – but I am still a beginner!
    Check this site out for more pictures and inspiration - http://wildforteacosies.blogspot.com/

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  4. Oh my! These are just gorgeous!! Tea cozy heaven!

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  5. Thank you for the explanation - I think a tea cosy will be my next project when the knitting (or crocheting) urge strikes again :)

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  6. What beautiful pages! I've not seen a cozy with holes either. Tooooo fun.

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  7. Loani will adore your project. What a brilliant idea!

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