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Topic: a teapot cozy: mishaps and extra flaps  (Read 3922 times)
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« on: November 08, 2010 09:49:39 PM »

I have been working on above mentioned teapot cozy for my so-sweet co-worker that just got married. To be honest, I was going to whip up a scarf for her - easy and fast. After I purchased the light blue THIN yarn, she asked me for a teapot cozy instead. I got to thinking: should I go buy new yarn for the cozy that is thicker (so that it would take less time) and darker (to hide stains)? I was either too lazy or just stubborn (truthfully, I am both) and I ended up crocheted the cozy with what I had. I had a vague idea of what to do and how to do it. There were no patterns online for a Bodum teapot cozy so i knew i had to wing it. Increasing and decreasing my stitches as I went up the curve of the teapot, and, literally weeks later, I ended up with a nice round pouch with an opening for the handle.

My plan for the top flap was to have JUST ONE with a cute button. I sewed on the flap and giddily put back on the cozy... and to my horror the flap was on diagonally. I immediately shriveled up and pitied myself for my mistake until an idea hit me like an elephant kicking your face with its hind leg. I'll just make a criss-cross pattern and she won't even know it was a mistake! And here is my product with a few blips here and there, but I was careful not to show them in my photos. Wink


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« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2010 03:34:49 AM »

I love it... it looks awesome.... my parents have been using a tea cozy for as long as I can remember, and Ive never seen one like this.... you did a GREAT job, and I hope your friend likes it

« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2010 03:37:43 AM »

ooh, I like it. I have the same teapot only mine is purple. Good job!
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2010 05:02:11 AM »

Love it!
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« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2010 10:37:31 AM »

I love the design!
You did a great job.
A lot of great designs are the result of accidental mistakes (even we, humans, are).

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« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2010 11:15:09 AM »

Don't mistakes make the most wonderfully beautiful things sometimes?   I love it.

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