Sunday, February 15, 2009

I have spent a lot of time lately knitting tea cosies. I'm not a very skilled knitter - in fact, proper knits usually laugh at the way I knit!- but I find knitting relaxing and therapeutic. I learned to knit tea cosies from my grandma when I was young and recently got the urge to knit them again. I searched the net for a similar pattern to hers using blocks of colour and drawing the wool across the back to make a quilted effect. Isn't the internet wonderful? I found one :)

We now have far too many cosies but I can't seem to stop knitting them. Once the weather picks up I'll stop though as I only knit in cold weather.

I'm off most of this week as it's half-term; I'm looking forward to it. Work has been both busy and stressful lately. Now we know the closures are going ahead but none of the practicalities of how it's going to go ahead. Very unsettling!

Valentine's Day was lovely despite me being at work all day. We had a Chinese takeaway with the girls; and Phil and I shared a bottle of rose.I'd bought him some DVDs; he got me a charm and a clip for my bracelet. The charm was a teapot :)


Annie said...

Your teapot looks very cosy! I love the colour! You and your tea cosies sounds like me and my fairies and cherubs LOL. We're getting a bit over-run. I'm hoping to attend a craft fair in the spring, so I'm 'stocking up' hehee. Maybe you should do the same. They always go down really well, those and toilet roll dollies LOL

See you later xxx

Dianne said...

I love your cosys
selling them at a craft fair sounds like a great idea :)

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

Hi CJ.
Your 'cosies'are so typically You and therefore typical English! But the message was "the cosies", well mine are left over little botlles , wherein my Eau de toilete/parfum was before... They are so sweet .

Thanks for visiting my blog, its a busy time right? We are busy I mean with all our parents (moms) ilnesses , soon its spring . I cannot wait... How about you? Do you like spring?

Greeting from JoAnn/Holland

photowannabe said...

Sorry to hear about your libraries closing. That is really unsettling news. I do love your tea cosies. My Mother in Law used to have one for her pot. I bought a very eleborate one when I was in Uzbekistan and have never used it. Sadly it sits in a drawer. Frankly I forgot about it. I think I may have to pull it out and start using it.

cheshire wife said...

I like your tea cosies. I used to knit a lot but don't seem to have the time now. Other things have taken over.

artisbliss said...

I love these! I haven't visited anyone's blog in too long. I have a lot of catching up to do.

The Quiet Rage said...

Being I'm taking fencing this semester, I really do need some 'boob' cosies. We were issued something that resembled plastic bowls at the beginning of the semester (which I'm certain is some guy's revenge for the jock strap) so us gals could protect the 'girls.' Trouble is that they need some CUSH!

Scriptor Senex said...

You know my views on th closures and the fact that 'my' library has been saved is little overall consolation.

I love the tea cosies. Really takes me back. I keep trying to convince Jo that tea pots are the proper way to make tea but so far (I've only been trying for twenty three years) without success.

Lori Schmidt (LoriProPhoto) said...

A day late and a dollar short as usual LOL. I love the tea cosies and it brings back memories of my Mom who used to have a few of these and also used to make them. I used to drink a lot of tea but these days it is mostly coffee.

I have also started craftwork as a relaxation method but it is crochet, but now I have three boxes full of toilet roll holders, scarves, beanines, tissue box covers, face and body scrubbies, place mats, baby blankets and much more and can't seem to get rid of them!!! I have given a few of them as gifts which have been received pretty well by the recipients but I tried a flea market in town this last weekend and sold a whole 3 postcards the whole day!!!!!

I have started listing my stuff on, it only costs 20c for 4 months listing of an item but I am pricing what I have listed so far at next to nothing and still not getting any takers. I will be listing more of my "goodies", and hopefully someone will buy some of the stuff LOL.

((((((Hugs))))))) my friend.


Lori Schmidt (LoriProPhoto) said...

Meant to add the link to my Etsy store
and also to add that you may need to register to view it but it is quick and free so worth it because it is dedicated to handcrafts only.