The hat knitting is continuing… this one is made from the merino/silk blend I spun on holidays with a band of three ply grey Finn wool. It’s the Swatchless watch cap by Daniel Yuhas, more or less, but he should be absolved of my knitting crimes. I’ve already cast on my next hat!
There has been a season of casting on, so this is a tea cosy knit from a singles yarn composed of grey Finn, silk, glitterati, sari silk, and thread scraps from a friend’s handpun, hand dyed inkle loom weaving threads. Too precious to waste!
I like the sprinkling of shiny colours in among the grey wool. It made me think I should try this technique again.
I have been inviting people who come round for dinner to take a tea cosy home. Last night we had the luck to have a visit from one of my beloved’s heroines, who was passing through our town for writers’ week. I was just thrilled when she decided to take that tea cosy home! Speaking of Writers’ Week, I loved the entrance–lots of branches shaped to form an entrance to the gardens where it is held. The booth to pick up brochures and ask for direction was similarly glorious, and there was a wonderful design of woven branches behind the stage, too.
I liked that tea cosy so much I decided to knit another right away and finish off the skein! Here you have it, hot off the needles. Both tea cosies depart from the excellent Fast and Fun Tea Cozy design by Funhouse Fibers (but I get lazy and just make it up as I go along….)