Monday, 19 November 2007

A Cosy Post....



First - three finished tea cosies. Inspired by the St John Ambulance 'Big Tea Cosy' fundraising drive I've knit a few cosies from the Tea Cosies book. These are knit in a wool blend so should be washable. For some reason I really had to force myself to sew these up. It seemed like some Herculean task whenever I thought of it. Odd really, as of course, it took very little time and was pretty straight forward.

The Loopy Ewe cosies have proven quite popular in the office so I expect that I'll be sending a 'donation in lieu' for them!

I've also finished these cosy 6ply weight socks. It's a Regia 6ply - 'Country Colour' yarn. They were knit on 3mm KnitPicks dpns. I like the sharp points and slippery needles -- but they do feel much heavier than the bamboo and birch DPNs I'm used to working with.


They were a speedy knit, which is just as well as I actually have no idea who they are going to! That's a slight exaggeration - they are for a friend of M's who apparently suffers from poor circulation in his feet due to MS. How could I refuse to make him a pair of socks. Whoever he is.

And most importantly - my house is once again cosy and warm. Hurrah!! Thanks so much for all your warm thoughts and messages of concern. They didn't fix the leak in the water tank, and the flue they installed outside my house is horrific and will have to be replaced -- but I have heat. And for now that's what I'll focus on! (But British Gas should beware - I will get my second wind.)

Other knitting is underway but I can't talk about it here (yes Dyl, that's because YOU are reading this.) I'll post some pics in Ravelry (a Dyl free zone) later this week......

I just got an email that the yarn for my mom's cardigan has shipped. I hope I love it as much as I expect I will!!!

13 comments:

Jacqui said...

Yay, heat! yay cosies, yay, heat!

fleegle said...

Oh, Soo, those are mega-adorable! Almost makes me wish I drank tea so I could make one :)

clarabelle said...

Yippee for heat!

The ewes are gorgeous and, yes, aren't DK socks brilliant for a quick knit - they're my fave type of socks atm.

LittleBerry said...

you've got quite a 'flock' growing there any black sheep in the family?

Glad you've got your heat, was it just in time for the snow? we didn't get any here in Lancashire just rain and a bitterly East wind we lit the coal fire for the first time this weekend!

HPNY Knits said...

the cosies are fantastic!

Angelika said...

I just love the sheep. Too cute.

The Caked Crusader said...

….where did you get those pom poms from for the black and red tea cosy? Who made them? Have you been seeing another pom pom maker behind my back? What can they offer you that I can’t…?

Jane said...

I love the cosies! Too cute to only have out when you have tea.

Holly said...

So happy to hear that you're warm again! Your tea cosies turned out great!

Kay said...

HEHEHE, tea cozies. I love those sheep.

Also, gah, glad you have heat again.

blog-blethers said...

I love the sheep tea cosies ... I MUST get that pattern book!

Batty said...

I love and adore those sheep cosies. I'll have to buy a tea pot just so I can knit one!

Darcy knotty Knitter said...

I want to knit a sheep cozy where to get the pattern?Hugs Darcy