Sunday, July 3, 2011

The girl who mistook her tea cosy for a hat


If you’ve popped in here for a visit lately, you’ll know I’ve been knitting tea cosies. 
Lots and lots of tea cosies!
I’m so very close to being finished with the second part of the big order going to Raw Materials new cafe and foodstore in Hawthorn. The 12 little ones have gone, and now I’m working on 12 big ones that’ll be for sale in their new store.
It‘s exciting, and lovely, to be working on such a large order. But, I have been thinking if just maybe there’s a more time efficient way to be making these (read – quicker).
Any handknitter out there, or crocheter, will tell you that while we love our craft, it’s a time consuming passion indeed. Best done in front of the tv on a comfy chair with no rush!
So, of course, at a time I can least afford to be mucking about with new ideas, my creative muse popped in for a visit. Perhaps I could try and work some of that jumper ribbing I’ve been saving  into a cosy design....



And so I did.
Then, while admiring my handiwork, I must confess to thinking that it kind of, looked a little bit like, could possibly be... a hat...?
So, in the privacy of my own bedroom, I tried the cosy on. Go on, wouldn’t you!?
And now I’m in the throes of nutting out a pattern using some of those lovingly hoarded  jumper ribs and some handknitting to make some woolly and warm hats....
If I can just get that cosy order finished.

4 comments:

LUcÉ handmade said...

Sounds fantastic Jo! Love the idea! :)

Crayon Chick said...

OMG!!!!! Brilliant!

Fibrefanatic said...

Great idea and I can see the hat, right with you there. I am in the process of combining my wool locks with my sewing machine, its all happening here too! It's all since that pink moon we had....Hmmmm ??

Mookah said...

Love it! Such a clever lady.....