The pattern is the tea cosy pattern from Jenny Lord's Purls of Wisdom. Lovely pattern... they remind me of woolly sea urchins. I used Jamieson's Shetland Spindrift wool mainly because of the happy colourful display in the local wool shop. Just love the colour names too... (from the top) scarlet, granny smith, caspian and sea bright. I knitted with double strands to get the correct tension and needle size for the pattern and happily have some oh so colourful balls of each colour left from the 100g purchased. Hmmm, teeny crochet hexies?
Have just realised that only four colours mentioned, yet five cosies knitted. That's because the second one down was made with Alafosslopi, an Icelandic wool especially for Linda and Ems to remind them of their travels.
I now need to knit myself one.
As I had already used this pattern for a mother's day tea cosy for Mr R's mum I was a little unsure of making them another. But Mr R assured me that they would make very good use of another, and it's true they do drink a lot of tea. Really a lot. So from a strange book full of tea cosy patterns I knitted Maud Tabron's tea rose pattern. I used this pattern a few years ago to make my Mum a birthday cosy, it makes a great thick cosy with two layers and some sweet roses on top. But this time I used some of the Icelandic wool from the pile and made without roses
I had no idea I could write so much about a tea cosy!
Patch is standing at the window hopeful of some proper snow. He has plans to be pulled along on a toboggan to school tomorrow. We shall see...
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