Wednesday, November 30, 2016


My desk is covered with goodies to put away.

This is where the real crafty activity has been. I signed up for the Craftsy Class, Adventures in Garter Stitch. The pattern is pretty simple, but still easy enough to forget where I am, so I made a reminder that can be folded up and slipped in the safety pin marking the right side.

The fully dressed fashion forward teapot with cosy and Wool Tea Warmer is now off my desk and in it's new home : D I was going to show it last week, but was distracted by things like 2 feet of snow on Monday lol.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

WOYWW 389, the Teapot is finally dressed

The tea pot is back and is only missing a button, and a few ends to be woven in. I do not call my self a Knitter, I just knit. The tea cosy was made up as I went along.  Sort of like a hat for a tea pot, with ribbing to keep it close, and gaps for the handle (with a little trap door to keep it closed) ...

... and a gap for the spout. But if you are wanting to keep the pot even warmer...

... there is a Wool Tea Warmer. Inspired by a couple of Deskers who should know who they are XD. This is the bit that really took some time, but I did learn to do a proper Judy's Magic Cast-On (only took me months and rewinding of several Craftsy Classes - 40 Ways to Cast On and Bind Off worked the best for me... and apparently there are even more ways).  The bottom is stuffed with 2 loosely wound balls of the yarn. And everything is properly blocked (soaked in water and then dried flat). Blocking has improved my knitting by 90%. I am a blocking convert.

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