Wednesday, June 06, 2007

A Teapot Cover

A couple weeks ago I wrote a post about my lack of focus and showed a random little project I had just started. The project is going to be my first knitted cozy.

I actually collected teapots for a very short time when I had my first home. I had a couple odd shelves in that kitchen that needed something, so I begin picking up teapots from yard sales and flea markets. As a result, I now have a small box of teapots in the attic. I decided I might as well get one out of the box and knit a cozy.

I've always wanted to knit the felted tea cozy from the little book entitled Vogue Knitting on the Go: Felting. It is a book I bought when I first started knitting and fell in love with felted items. The cozy is on the cover.

I never thought I could actually knit it before because of the short row shaping. Now I have knit several things that had short rows and wrapping and turning - so all is good. I grabbed a couple skeins of Kureyon and started my cozy.

I'm not sure yet which teapot this cozy will cover. I'm sure I've got a teapot that will work. But I've also thought of modifying the pattern a little so it would work for the orange teapot in the photo. My idea would be to go ahead and seam up the cozy then pick up and knit rounds along the bottom to lengthen the whole thing.

I'm almost done knitting the pattern as written. I just need to decide what to do and get a little more finished so I can felt the thing, sew on some buttons, and add another finished object to my list.

8 comments:

Mom said...

That cozy will look fabulous! Where will you sit it? I love the colors. What a "quick" and wonderful project.

Deb said...

I love the idea and your tea pot collection. If I remember, I'll have to send you a photo of my very favorite tea pot. I got it during a dollection phase of my own, but not tea pots. Can't wait to see it.

Zonda said...

Love the teapot collection! Can't wait to see the cozy! :)

Bezzie said...

That's a pretty sampling of teapots. Can't wait to see your felted cozy.

Batty said...

I love your teapot collection! No matter which one the cozy goes on, it'll be happy and colorful. It's a great quick project.

Monika said...

Your teapost are way to beautiful to be covered with anything! Don't hide them in the attic! I like teapots and coffee pots as well. Have a few myself. ;o)

Dipsy said...

Your teapot collection is really fabulous - awesome colors! - and this cozy is going to look so perfect with them - with all of them! Great project indeed!

Nickey said...

Love the teapot cover. I am looking for a pattern for a pot cover to knit for my Sis for Xmas! I can't seem to get the book in any bookstore. Is there a chance you could post it so i can read it on the web!? Thanks Nickey (currently knitting Xmas stockings for niece and nephew!)