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« on: December 30, 2008 07:51:17 PM »

I think I love thee most because ye was made with nearly instant gratification.



Long, long ago I bought this beautiful yarn off the sale shelf at my LYS. Hand painted, soft, gorgeous. Only 3 balls were to be had so I thought "Oh well, I'll knit a scarf." Well, 3 balls proved to be woefully inadequate for even a scarf. Heartbroken, I tossed it into the basket where I toss such things.
...years went by...
Then one bright and beautiful day I tripped upon this fabulous post by SavageHamster
Elated! Inspired! I proclaimed "I shall have me one of these!"
I started digging through my yarn stash and came upon the long-since-abandon ball-and-a-half of my lovely aforementioned yarn. LIGHT BULB!
To the tossing-basket I went and found the abandond "scarf" still on it's lonely needle. I resumed where I had left off using a seed stitch and these funny "finger fringes" and casting off a hole in the middle for the spout:



I gathered up one side edge creating the "finger fringe pom" on top, and sewed up the ends with room for the handle, and so my cozy was complete.

She had a little modesty issue under the bottom fringe so I picked up and knitted a ribbed underskirt which helps to keep out the draft.




So tomorrow my tea will be, well ... COZY!! Grin









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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2008 10:32:38 PM »

I love that yarn you used. Mmmm warm tea would be great.  Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2008 07:41:45 AM »

That's so cheery!  Looks like that sneaky teapot is hiding under an adorable hat.

Ah, the yarn arts... they're mysterious to me.
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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2008 08:43:51 AM »

That's so cheery!  Looks like that sneaky teapot is hiding under an adorable hat.

Ah, the yarn arts... they're mysterious to me.

...and I bet you thought I was joking about making a tea cozy Cheesy
...and yes, naturally, my tea pot is very sneaky...
...and btw, thank you for not using any derivation of the word "whimsy"
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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2008 03:44:32 PM »

That's so cheery!  Looks like that sneaky teapot is hiding under an adorable hat.

Ah, the yarn arts... they're mysterious to me.

...and I bet you thought I was joking about making a tea cozy Cheesy
...and yes, naturally, my tea pot is very sneaky...
...and btw, thank you for not using any derivation of the word "whimsy"
 Kiss


I kinda did and I kinda didn't.
You gotta watch those teapots!
Ooo, not a fan of whimsy, eh?  Yikes!
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« Reply #5 on: December 31, 2008 05:12:20 PM »


Ooo, not a fan of whimsy, eh?  Yikes!

Ah, just the word, actually. Once, as a child, I heard Martha use in reference to her Thanksgiving dinner table. Ack! Scarred for life.


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« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2008 05:34:59 PM »

You know, I"m not even sure I have a handle on exactly what whimsy is.  It was not a word in my vocabulary until a few years ago and not one I bring out often.  I apologize in advance if I use it on ya' sometime.   Kiss
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