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« on: December 05, 2004 09:44:56 AM »

Here's a link to my Tea Cozy (it's such a huge picture that I thought a link would be best):

http://weblogimages.com/static/fku238620HV5.jpg

I embroidered it with "Yummy Tea" using R2 Sparkle after knitting it all in one colour.

It will keep my Earl Grey hot!

L x
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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2004 12:33:01 PM »

that is awesome... i am asking for a nice teapot for christmas (my target one fell apart) so then if i get it, i can knit a lovely tea cozy for it too!
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« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2004 10:34:24 AM »

That's awesome! Smiley  I love the sparkle.
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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2004 10:58:39 AM »

Thanks!

R2's Sparkle is great for adding that finishing touch. If you can find it in the USA I highly recommend it!

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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2004 06:52:31 PM »


I did the 8-ball tea cozy.  I changed it a little - I made the decreases at the top mirrored so that it's more like wedges at the top (beach ball style) and I left the cast off stitches unseamed so that the lid handle ball thing pokes through.  But isn't it adorable!?!  I made this and bought the teapot for a housewarming/christmas present.  
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« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2004 05:52:44 PM »

Laurac, I love your cozy and so does your teapot!  Beautiful color and I love the sparkly lettering.  I wonder what other inanimate objects would love a cozy?  Legwarmers for your table?

Melidomi, that Magic Eight Ball makes me weep tears of joy.  Please tell me that that would be a good beginner's project! (Lie if you have to!)  The only thing I've ever knitted was a super wavy (but not on purpose), ugly scarf.   
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« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2004 08:32:44 PM »

It is very easy and a good way to learn knitting a image.

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« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2004 05:31:30 AM »

gadgetgirl, you've made me soooo happy!  I'd like to try this after I finish all my Christmas sewing.  Was thinking of sewing a version of this out of black velvet with leopard fur lining.
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« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2004 12:16:06 PM »

Both of those tea cozies are awesome!!! Now I wanna make one! No... must... finish... Christmas knitting... first... blech.  Tongue

I do need to work on intarsia more though... hmmm....  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2004 12:52:42 PM »

I need to get off my arse and make myself a tea cozy.........................................the posted ones are gorgeous and making me crave tea and toast (the bestest snack and/or meal in the world!).
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« Reply #10 on: December 21, 2004 10:05:49 AM »

Okay, I went to my LYS and a clerk helped me find my yarn and needles for the teapot cozy.  She said she thought a person new to knitting would be able to tackle it.  My best friend and I and our families are going to spend two days in Yosemite.  I figure we'll have some time to at least start the cozy.  *keeps fingers crossed*
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« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2005 04:02:33 PM »

My friend and I sat in the solarium of the Ahwahnee Hotel in beautiful Yosemite, trying to figure out this knitting business.  We must have tried at least six times to knit the first eight rows of the tea cozy!  Aiieee!  Man, you have to have patience and knitting is not as forgiving as sewing.  We feel so lame!  At least I found a use for my post-partum tummy-- it makes a great needle rest!  (Can you still call it "post-partum flab," if your baby is seven?)
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« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2005 10:46:35 AM »

I made another 8ball tea cozy (for my mom, to the dimensions of her tea pot) and on the back, I embroidered a triangle with "TEA" inside - a la the 'reply hazy ask again' stuff in the bottom of a real magic 8 ball.
she liked it.
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« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2005 12:31:20 AM »

melidomi- How CUTE that sounds! Can you puhlease post a pic- i want to see the triangle with "tea" in it! Now I wish I hadn't rushed through the back of my cozy today!  Tha's okay though- i can always give this one away and make myself ( a new and improved) one! you are sooo smart!
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« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2005 08:39:38 AM »

Sadly, I didn't get a picture of the TEA triangle - I gave it to my mom for christmas and she lives far, far away.  I'll email her and ask if she'll take a pic, though Smiley
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« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2005 10:05:03 AM »

Ok, here it is, this one I did the 8 in duplicate stitch (I knitted in the first one, and I think I like how the knitted in one turned out better, thought this one is more circular, because I stranded too tightly on the first) and embroidered the "TEA" and triangle as well.  In an airport.  Waiting for the first of two hideously delayed planes.  But hey, when you're working on a Christmas present on the way to your Christmas, delays can be helpful Wink

You can kind of see how I changed the decreases in the pic of the back.  
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« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2005 12:24:16 AM »

OOH- thanks so very much for getting those pics posted!  It is so much cuter than I even imagined.  I totally screwed up on the front of my cozy and now have been reinspired by you!  Can't wait to finish!
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« Reply #17 on: February 27, 2005 10:27:20 AM »

May I ask what yarn was used ?
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« Reply #18 on: February 27, 2005 11:05:07 AM »

Hmm, I used worsted weight wool.  The black was Patons Classic Wool Merino, and the white was something I had laying around.  Maybe Briggs & Little Regal?  Cascade 220 would work just as well, or any other worsted weight wool.  I would tend to say to stick to wool, though, it will absorb any drips nicely, and won't be affected by the heat (like a synthetic might).
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