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Old 03-22-2013, 07:47 AM   #1
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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.

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Old 03-22-2013, 08:29 AM   #2
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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?
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I can't wait to see! Yes, Antares, it helps keep tea hot.
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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.
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We sometimes put two tea cosies on a pot of tea, especially if we brewed extra and want some for later.
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Still anxious to see your Tea Cozy!
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:56 PM   #7
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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.

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Brilliant, I like the top part, no ties or tassels there!
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Cute. Effective. WIN WIN!! Very, very good! Cheery too.
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