Friday, February 16, 2007

Irish Tea Cozy

Captain’s Log, Stardate 02.16.2007

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Along Came Jones by Linda Windsor
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I knitted a tea cozy!

Here’s a picture of the original, and here’s the original pattern.

I pretty much followed it, except I used a ribbon instead of a knitted tie at the top. I made it a little too big because I used the wrong size needles, so I also made two squares in garter stitch and sewed them to the inside of the cozy for a bit more insulation and better shaping.

I’m so impressed with myself. This was the first time I did any complicated designs like the bobble/bubble/popcorn stitch and the diamond panel.

Now when I host our local Christian writers’ group, our ginger peach tea won’t get cold so fast.


  1. I am so impressed, Camy! I have mastered putting patterns together, but I have not mastered patterns within the same piece. Way to go! :)


  2. Ok, now I'm impressed. The toilet seat cover didn't grab me (blech), even though it got a 10 for originality. The tea cozy gets a 10 for beauty and practicality! I love being able to see the pattern in the photo!

  3. Girl, you are amazing!! Is there anything you can't do?

    : )

  4. Camy, love it! I am so impressed. I would love to win the books, but how about a tea cozy giveaway sometime. I could really use something to keep my Stash Wild Raspberry warm while I write. :)

  5. Great job on the tea cozy!!! I'm working on a pair of socks and a scarf (have a few other items on needles too) at the moment.

    Just wanted to let you know I got my book today! Looking forward to reading it - sounds great!

  6. Camy, FIRST: I love the tea cozy! Yu are so talented. You write and you sing and you even KNIT... what are you going to tell me next???

    SECOND: I LOVE your new photo! Absolutely gorgeous. I hope they are going to use that one on the book!

    THIRD: Believe it or not, this is the first time I've seen your book cover. OMG I LOVE IT.

    Sorry for the hyperbole and exclamantion points. Your blog got me all riled up today.

  7. That RIGHT!! YOU SING TOO!!! I-yi-yi. ; ) But you can't play the straws!! Well, at least not until I teach you. Then your multi-talentedness will be complete. And Wendy will love you even more. If that's possible.

  8. I love the tea cozy. I wish I knew how to knit. I agree - you are very talented. :)

  9. Aww, you're such a suzy-homemaker! LOL Actually, I'm proud, because I can't knit and if someone tried to make me, I'd find a MUCH better use of those sharp knitting needles! LOL Hey....there's an idea....if I off a character with knitting needles, it's all your fault! LOL

  10. Wow! That is gorgeous! You even have a pattern in it. I'm so impressed. Can't wait to see it in person Thursday. :-)