I read and subscribe to various blogs. Some are about knitting and some are not. Kate Davies’ blog, “needled,” is one knitting blog I read regularly. I have a link to it on the right side of the screen. I truly admire her.
She recently published a pattern that I fell in love with instantly.
The Sheep Carousel tea cozy.
I’ve only purchased one kit previously and I decided to treat myself to another one. It’s sent, I mean dispatched, from Jamison & Smith. I usually wrap a tea towel around my teapot to keep it warm but once finished my teapot will be very fashionable and warm in Jamison & Smith 100% Shetland wool.
I ordered it on July 7 and it was dispatched from the UK on the 9th. It was waiting for me when I got home from work today.
The pattern (a bit wrinkled and crinkled):
A close-up of the project bag (squee!!)*:
The back of the booklet:
A couple of the techniques are a bit daunting for me. I’ve done stranded colorwork, corrugated ribbing (semi-successfully), i-cords and centered double decreases. Steeks scare me. A lot. What? Cut my knitting? Are you nuts?!? Vikkel braids look so interesting.
There is enough yarn to make two tea cozies. My teapot can have two outfits: one with moorit (brown) sheep and one with white sheep.
I only hope I do this pattern, yarn and designer justice.