Work is the Curse of the Knitting Class

That is four workshops at Wool Addiction in Bowral, since 2009.

One asked if four times was a tradition.  Some might say it was a bloody habit.

Bowral and Wool Addiction is feeling rather like a second home.  Noice.  Very noice.

Princepessas (left to right) Vicki, Carol, Jenny, Judy, Helen, Dorothy and along the front (left to right) Diane, Maria, Kerrie and Tristy played tea cosy very nicely with One.  Yes they did.

All in the company of Tyler the working dog.

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They produced these little beauties.  A Cuddle of Cosies.


This was One's first time at the Mosman Needlecraft Shop in (you guessed it) Mosman.

What a fab shop.  Lots of really great wool.  Different really great wool to the really great wool at Wool Addiction.

And also lots of really great tapestry and cross stitch patterns.  Modern, colourful, clever, funny, gorgeous tapestry. 

One was almost sucked into having a go at tapestry.  ALMOST.  Then One remembered a knitting book deadline.....
... and spent One's wool gotten gains on ....

......more WOOL.

We learned - a new cast on, a new cast off, knitting in the round on two circular needles, continental knitting, fair isle knitting with two hands, shaping by increasing and decreasing, how to count to 8 and 16 and 32 and 64 and how to divide by 4, how to talk and knit at the same time, how to not talk while learning something tricky, how to stretch the cobwebs away and how not to laugh like a hyena for the camera while holding a tea cosy.

Comments

Strickbombe said…
not laughing like a hyena. now that IS an art.
Notjustnat said…
This is spooky! I was looking up Bowral on google map after reading my friend Dzintra's blog and the next stop is your blog and you were in Bowral! That was too much of a coincident! The gals looked like they have far too much fun! I've started knitting too. First rose for my garden cosy - xoxo
Stafford Ray said…
Would it be true to say that the joy of tea cosies is not limited to what they do for the tea?
I ask because if any knitwit is interested, IXL is starting an indoor Hand-made Market soon in Maroochydore and will be offering space to stallholders who need to get rid of some pieces to make space at home for more hand made whatevers.
GPB, I hope you approve of this blatant usurping of your domain for crass advertising, but how better to get to the source?!
Grand Purl Baa said…
Of course Stafford.
Anybody?
grrl + dog said…
all that yummy noro wool.

And a wool place in Mosman - Sydney?

Who knew?
Chrisy said…
such happiness on this page...
ritarenata said…
wonderful wonderfuly lovely.
jwami said…
Beautiful cosies, love the colour palette!
I see the headlines now...

"The world has been over-run with colour and cute tea cozies- Queenslander responsible."
planettreasures said…
haha! a cuddle of cosies! too cute : )
Martha Jane said…
You are very creative. I particularly like the PNG inspired cosy - I recognized the inspiration right away. Thanks for writing a book. I'm in Austin TX, we don't often do tea, but I think I may have to start!
Luvvie said…
Ah!!! Such happy memories of Bowral....coincidentally today I have popped on my lubberly pink socks (knitted by your good self) to wear with my olive green shoes and to highlight my new cerise top - earrings to match - am turning into a mad old biddy very quickly - tea hee !@!!!
Laila said…
I really admire your work. What a well of ideas. Keep up your amazing work.
Fleur said…
Creating something a little different is admirable. These mad tea cosies are fab!
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RumirĂ¹ said…
wow! wonderful creations! I wish there could be similar workshops in Italy...but we (Italians) are not a population of tea cosy lovers, I see! :-/
Compliments to all the participants!!
;)

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