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December 30, 2010

The World's Saddest, Baggiest Tea Cozy

Pattern: Tea Mitten by Elizabeth Kleven
Yarn: Handspun 2-ply Mystery Wool/Mohair
Needles: US4
Notes: Wow, what didn't go wrong with this project? I found the pattern and though it was just right for my teapot. Then I picked the absolute wrong yarn. I just got it in my head to use handspun even though none of my handspun was the right gauge. This yarn was way too large for this pattern. It's also not terribly elastic. I could see right away that it wasn't working out but I was just too lazy to think about how to adjust it. I was very engrossed in a murder mystery and ended up knitting too long before binding off for the spout. I forced my way through and the cozy was enormous. I felted it a tiny bit by hand then ran it in the dryer for a bit. Still huge. And baggy. And sad. My younger son saw it on my teapot this morning and said, "What that?!?" But it keeps my teapot warm so I'm okay.


betta said...

Why don't you try and felt it???

Barbara said...

I kind of like it. It reminds me of the "boyfriend" sweaters girls wore in the late 50s and early 60s, baggy and comfy. And if it keeps your teapot warm, hooray!

TinkerTots said...

Maybe you could give it a little drawstring and a bow around the top. I rather like the baggy look, but a little gathering around the top would keep it on while you're pouring!

Anonymous said...

Maybe you just need a bigger teapot?

Lizardknits said...

Perhaps if you thread a bit of elastic thread through/around the top part?