It has been quite a while since I blogged and also since I started this tea cosy which has become the bane of my life! A few weeks ago Therese at Knit and Make (Rathmines) and I were discussing Tea Cosies. I told her I had a perfect pattern for a traditional tea cosy and would run one up for her. Ten minutes after starting work on it I remembered why I don’t like making them. It is fiddly messy and very SLOW. So finally three weeks later and several cowls and hats in between I gave myself a severe talking to a spent almost a whole day finishing the second half.
Was it worth the effort? Yes absolutely – this is a great tea cosy. The double layer of yarn – wrapping over at the back – makes it ideal for keeping the pot warm. I may have to buy a bigger tea pot to fill this one. So there it is – pattern from patons can be found here http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/classic-pleated-tea-cosy. I used Donegal Soft about 75 grms of each colour.
I met Marie this morning and was showing her the two completed pieces and having a moan about how long it had taken me to get that far – she is in the same situation with one of these for her brother. So for all you knitters stuck on one of these – just get on with it – it will be worth the effort.