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NorthernIrelandKnitter
03-22-2013, 07:47 AM
My eldest gave me a very pretty small teapot and I decided after a while that I should knit a cosy for it to keep it warm. I finished it off yesterday and it just about fits the teapot.

I'll post a photo when I get one taken.

Gillian

Antares
03-22-2013, 08:29 AM
It sounds lovely! So is it a wee bit too short or is it supposed to "about fit the teapot"? Would edging help make it a little larger?

And excuse my ignorance, but what's the purpose of a tea cosy anyway? Does it keep your tea warm?

GrumpyGramma
03-22-2013, 11:25 AM
I can't wait to see! Yes, Antares, it helps keep tea hot.

salmonmac
03-22-2013, 01:43 PM
These tea cozies are so effective at keeping the tea hot that I knit a little aran sweater cozy for a friend's coffee pot. Works for coffee too! Looking forward to seeing your cozy.

butlersabroad
03-22-2013, 03:30 PM
We sometimes put two tea cosies on a pot of tea, especially if we brewed extra and want some for later.

ArtLady1981
04-01-2013, 08:57 PM
Still anxious to see your Tea Cozy! :hug:

NorthernIrelandKnitter
04-04-2013, 02:56 PM
Fret not pets, your waiting time is at an end. Here is a picture of the tea cosy. It has been keeping the teapot - and my tea - nice and hot. The pattern calls for cotton yarn, but I just used some worsted from my stash.

Gillian

butlersabroad
04-04-2013, 03:53 PM
Brilliant, I like the top part, no ties or tassels there! :yay:

GrumpyGramma
04-04-2013, 04:31 PM
Cute. Effective. WIN WIN!! Very, very good! Cheery too.

usamacka
04-04-2013, 10:15 PM
I like it!

nonny2t
04-05-2013, 09:28 AM
Very cute and lovely bright happy yellow!

Antares
04-05-2013, 09:19 PM
Lovely little cozy! And it's very cozy looking, too. Thanks for posting.

NorthernIrelandKnitter
04-22-2013, 05:04 AM
Thank you all for you favourable replies. Brenda, there is actually supposed to be a little crocheted handle on the top of the cosy, but I opted out of that one as I don't do crochet.

Gillian

Woodi
04-22-2013, 05:27 AM
Very cute, Gillian - and definitely cozy.

salmonmac
04-22-2013, 05:48 AM
Well worth waiting for. Very nicely done and a very neat top too. Many happy and warm cups of tea to you.

KnitandPurl
04-23-2013, 07:53 AM
Very nice and cheerful. The tea shop I frequent uses them and they do work. I'm lazy though and go there rather than making tea on my own. I'd have to get a tea pot before I knit the cosy.

NorthernIrelandKnitter
05-08-2013, 09:14 AM
Thank you Woodi, Salmonmac and KnitandPurl!

Gillian