Sunday, July 01, 2007

Little Teapot Cover

The teapot cozy is complete. I really have no idea how long this took to make. It really wasn't complicated or very involved. I just set it aside several times so it took longer than it should have. I think to took longer to felt and sew on the buttons than it actually took to knit the whole thing.

Here is the handle.....No, I won't sing the song. But this does show my least favorite part of the project. The hole for the handle is kind of loose and gaps a bit. I think if I did this again, I would make a small hole and enlarge it to the proper size after the felting was almost complete.

I did have to cut an inch off the bottom to make the length fit. I decided to do that after the felting was done. I just got out the scissors and snipped an inch off all the way around the bottom. It was felted enough that there was no raveling of stitches.

The cozy was just a little short to fit my tall orange teapot. I thought about stretching it, but decided I like the orange pot too much to cover up and this yellow teapot has a broken lid, so it was a perfect candidate for a cover.

I was pleased how well the hole for the spout fit. I didn't have to adjust that at all. I'm surprised how well the whole cozy actually fits the teapot. So all in all it was a successful project.

Now I just have to find a shelf to sit it on. I will admit this is the first knitting project I've made that has drawn strange looks from the hubby - but I guess I can't blame him. It is probably just a little too whimsical for his tastes.

Project Info
Pattern: Tea Cozy by Susan Guagliumi
from Vogue Knitting on the go! Felting
Yarn: Noro Kureyon - color #126; 2 skeins
Needles: addi TURBO -US# 11
Pre felted Dimensions: 14" tall / 16" wide
Finished Dimensions: 8" tall / 9.5" wide
Pattern Modifications: I cut one inch of fabric off the bottom after the felting was finished.
Buttons: 39 (attached with sewing thread)

16 comments:

Monika said...

Wow! THat felted up good! I actually like it, didn't think I would! Even the buttons are cute. Would have surprised me, if your husband would have understood this! ;o)

Stephanie said...

Very very cute. I think the buttons really make that one.

Stacie said...

cute! i freaked the first time i cut a felted project... it just seems like a bad idea...

IrishgirlieKnits & PashyKnits said...

So cute!!! Love the buttons especially!! Okay, but I can't stop singing the song now :)

cpurl17 said...

Very cute cozy! Those colors felt together so wonderfully!

Bezzie said...

Eh, boys never get cool stuff. I love it!

Batty said...

That is so adorable with the happy colors and little buttons!

Jen said...

Really cute!

Dave said...

Maybe it's a "girl" thing. I'll echo your husband's "strange looks" !! :-)

HPNY Knits said...

brilliant!

Ann K. said...

Super cute! I wanna make one... :)

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Mom said...

Looks really good. Is it all one type of yarn - I know you probably said in the earlier post but I'm old - I forgot! I would expect that reaction from B. He probably doesn't understand the teapot collection at all... We had fun collecting them didn't we!!

Dame Wendy said...

That is darling! Love it. :)

mel said...

It's perfectly adorable. I love it!!! Makes me want tea even though it's a million degrees out!

gilraen said...

So cute, all those lovely buttons. And the colour! It's such an eye catching piece. :)