I have a naked teapot. I meant to get around to making her a sweater this winter but it didn’t happen. She is still naked.
As I was knitting up the yarn-cake cozies (that pattern went over BIG! My thanks to whomever shared it on Facebook) the teapot was nagging at me. She needs a cozy too.
I’m not the most serious tea drinker in the world but I’m not slack about it either. I have a real kettle to boil my filtered water in. I use whole-leaf tea, not that crushed up stuff in baggies. Last year I had a pound of black tea from that came with a label I couldn’t read. Found it at the Indian grocery. This year I’m working my way through green tea that comes with a label I can’t read. Found it at the Asian grocery. One of the perks of living in Austin, we have great grocery stores.
Like I said, I’m no slouch when it comes to tea. But once the tea is brewing, this is how I keep it warm.
I use a kitchen towel.
I know. Its disgraceful. Poor teapot. So I’ve been browsing teapot cozy patterns.
It’s the most popular tea cozy on ravelry. I think its the “thumb” for the spout that makes it so popular. Isn’t that just adorable?
This is a simple one but the mistake rib is nice. It’s a lovely texture for a multi-colored yarn. And I love Frankie Brown. She is literally changing the world with her knitting.
The Granny Tea Cozy by Alice (and Raymond)
Like this one. I haven’t done granny stripes in a while. Hmm… Granny stuff is always a great stash buster. Plus there is a bossy cat and that is always a plus.
How freaking cute is that? Frazzledknitter made one and she didn’t buy her bee, she knitted it. The instructions for her teeny-tiny bee are on her project page.
Doesn’t that look warm? This pattern was published in 2006, btw. Crochetroo calls these stitches “scallops”. These days most crocheters call it crocodile stitch and it’s a new hot thing. But nine years ago? I don’t remember seeing crocodile stitch back them. This might be one of the first published patterns made with that stitch.
Huh. I do like them all. I want them all. I don’t have time to make them all.
I tell you what. I’ll make the Scallop Tea Cozy and ya’ll make the other four. Then pop them in the mail and send them to me. That will work out great.
Glad we got that figured out.