I just love it when people show me their cosies. And tell me their stories. This beaut story came this week with pictures.
One of the ladies in our office expressed a wish to learn to knit. She is in her thirties and had never learnt. So six of us have been meeting every week or so. We dusted off our knitting needles; found some very old fashioned knitting patterns (complete with dashing 1980’s style male models), and re-acquainted ourselves with knit, purl and drop one (or two or three).
I was given the Wild Tea Cosies for Christmas – a special request. It’s amazing how every individual will be attracted to a different pattern in the book. Our learner chose the NightCap pattern because it is garter stitch and she liked the blue, purple and red in the photo. We had a trip to our local yarn store (Threads and More).
Our learner was very concerned that a blue tea cosy would not match her kitchen, so we encouraged her to choose her favourite yarn to fit the kitchen. She chose the apple g…
Gees Oi loike my Knit Trolley. Once the wool for a project is chosen there isn't much need to get out of my large leather lounge chair with extendable foot rest. "Hey Jules. Where's that cuppa tea you promised!" Everything I need is right there beside me, even the bunny voodoo doll, holder of favourite fine knitting needles.
When you buy wool from Wool Addiction it comes like this, all wrapped up like a present. All wrapped up like THREE presents. One of these presents I didn't even order. It was a surprise. A bonus. Free.
Wrapped up in this parcel is the affinity the Woolly Woman at WA have with us. They are on the same wave length, in tune with, in the groove with. They get it. They understand man.
Well of course they do. What am I rabbiting on about. They wouldn't be doing what they do if they weren't.
Anyway thanks Jill and Sheila for all your patience and help. It must have felt like a week's work helping me decide what I wanted.
And look how they came. Gees that was a treat to open up.
A friend is getting married. It is not her first marriage. She has been on the planet almost as long as me and there is no need for the usual help-set-up-home type presents. Indeed she/they have requested "no presents". But one cannot turn up to a wedding empty handed. So here is my little gift, all knitted up with love and joy and best wishes for married life together. I have every confidence they will succeed. They have been practicing marriage with each other for at least a decade, perhaps more.
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Yes there are two here. The top one is made with Jo Sharp Aran Tweed, I think, the label is long gone. The flowers are made with Nundle 8ply. The second cosy is bigger and all made with Nundle 8ply wool. This pattern is in Wild Tea Cosies but can also be found for free here.