A new hat and a couple of tea cosies

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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….)

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10 responses to “A new hat and a couple of tea cosies

  1. Spinaddict

    l love your tea-cozies and beanies!
    Will you be sending any to Alice Springs for the Beanie Festival in June????
    They would sell,especially the tea-cozies!
    Think about it. The swing-tags are being sent out NOW!
    Just search the net for their website!

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    • I hadn’t thought of doing that! Thanks for the suggestion… I’d sure like to go one day 🙂

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      • Spinaddict

        It is a very exciting festival! l think every fibre lover/beanie/tea-cozy lover should go there at least once in their lives!
        l knew people who went in a tour bus once! They had a ball!

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      • The report from guild members and friends I hear are very much like that!

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      • Sabine

        Can I come, too? A few years ago I bought a picture book about the Alice Springs beanie festival and ever since it has been on my bucket list…
        Your beanies and cozies are so cute I’ll have to do one, too! (To give away, I don’t even have a tea pot, I’m a coffee afficionado…)

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  2. Sounds like fun to me! I don’t drink tea at all… I buy teapots at the op shop just to make them tea cosies…

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  3. alex madden

    Love your witches hat tea cosies and you don’t drink tea! You might inspire me to take up knitting.

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  4. so adorable!! and now I have to google the beanie festival.

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