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teapot cosy!

I had a nana craft week – I made a teapot cosy!

I should have added more stitches in the beginning – maybe another 6 either side – so it fits around the wider part of the pot.

That said, it did stretch when I blocked it. If I make this again I might add a few increases (and then decreases) like darts on a skirt!

For those interested in the actual numbers, I started with 43 chains across the bottom, which became 21 chains on the side pieces, then up to 53 chains by the time I added extras across the spout and handle. To decrease around the pot rim – I did 8 hdc, 2toghdc starting from centre of handle.

Pattern: Leah’s Rose Tea Cosies by Leah Maxwell
Hook: 4.00mm
Yarn: Spotlight Marvel (grey), Yatsal (rose, green)

iPhone sock

My brother requested an iPhone sock, and he wanted it to be plain and masculine, and no button. So taking the basic principle of “it’s a tube” and trial and error-ing until I had a firm tube for it to live in, here is my pattern:

  • 4ply yarn or cotton
  • 2.5mm needles

CO36 with the magic loop method/ sock toe method – http://knitty.com/ISSUEspring06/FEATmagiccaston.html

knit approx 50 rounds or until is the desired length

I finished with a rib of K3, P1 for 4 rows – this will stop the top rolling, and you can also use a second colour like I have.

The yarn I used was Sullivans 4ply mercerised cotton, so it has a slightly shininess to it, which is nice.

iphone sock

iphone sock

Cozy update

It appears that I don’t actually own any egg cups, so I’m using herb bottles…

egg cozy

Keeping those eggs warm!

An easy project to do while sitting in the car – we’re househunting at the moment, so lots of half hours gaps waiting to see the next place, and of course the drive there and back.

Yarn needle was found, tucked into the fall of the table cloth – god only knows why I decided that was a good storage place!

Update: my photo was used to display the pattern on Ravelry!

Pattern:
Four Egg-Cozy Hats by Miriam G. Briggs
Needles: 3.25mm
Yarn: Lincraft 8 ply

Easter fun

With Easter only a few days away, I’ve decided it’s as good a time as any to knit some egg cozies. Or is that egg cosies? Anyway, I’ve somehow managed to lose 2 of my tiny double pointed needles – I’m not sure what size they are, but am fairly certain they’re 2mm or 2.25mm but I think what I need here is one of those nifty cards with the holes in them that tell you exactly what size they are. I suppose that’s what you get for buying needles at an op shop!

I’m making the four cozies from the One Skein: Designer Knits book, edited by Judith Durant. Photos will follow 🙂

Update: ta-da! Just looking for the yarn needle now to finish it off – hopefully it’s not going end up in my foot!

the first of the egg cozies

the first of the egg cozies