i've never considered myself the 'tea cosy' type. the truth is i've never really put much thought into it, never thought i would ever have the desire either to make one or buy one, but all that changed when i saw a picture of a really charming tea cosy posted on crochetville. the very clever lady was kind enough to put her pattern up for everyone's use, and, as they say, the rest is history:
thanks again to cupcake for her fantastic pattern that was not only fun to make, but also took very little time to complete. i made the large one and then my little herbal teapot looked ashamed of its nudity, so i made one for it, too. i should mention that aside from looking absolutely fab, these things work like a charm...nevermind keeping the pots warm, they keep them hot, hot, hot! which is good if you have a major tea drinker in the house, as cee is. colour wise i may have gone a little nuts on the large pot, but i think it's fun, and we all need a little whimsy in our lives, don't we? on the small pot i was putting colours together and found a combination that made me think about a picture i took of my johnson's blue geraniums on the side of the house:
i don't know what it is about this picture, but i really like it, the pretty lavender/periwinkle colour mixed with the sage green of the leaves--and well, okay, weeds, etc. like it's just overgrown and careless enough to still look pretty. so i tried to 'mimic' that colour combination.
nigel the infamously famous sock monkey thinks they are dead brilliant.
nigel also wants to give a shout out to my nephew tee and niece enn for becoming actual high school graduates...well done!! it seems like only yesterday you were starting school. the future awaits...in the immortal words of the payolas: 'here's the world for you...go tell 'em who you are.'
sniff sniff, i think i'll go now before i start singing 'sunrise, sunset'...