Crochet - Granny Square Tea Cosy
Where oh where is spring? It's bitterly cold here and that has been reflected in the things I am working on. Lulu's blanket is coming along nicely and this cold weather means I'm still enjoying it. I'm getting increasingly hopeful that this one will be finished soon! I have also been asked to make a couple of tea cosies recently, which gave me the opportunity to try out an idea that had been brewing in my mind...
...I really wanted to try using some granny squares in my cosy. In my head I saw it in the softest wool in light spring colours. I was so keen to get started that I didn't put too much thought into how I would join the squares or make them into one piece. I worked it up using 8 small granny squares in some of the Rooster Almerino yarn I had. It worked but there were some bits I wasn't completely happy with. I'd used htcs and I found the decreases looked a bit bulky I also felt I wanted to experiment with the way I joined the squares. So I tried another one, this time using some cheap acrylic yarn to practice on. I think between the two I have created a pattern that I can use, but I'm going to try one more just to be sure! ;)
Sweet, soft spring-time tea cosy.
and her not so soft acrylic sister...
In the absence of spring I have also been taking joy in this china tea set that came my way last week. There are actually 6 cups and saucers but these are the colours I love the most. I believe (Google told me) these are actually called elizabethan carnaby coffee cans but they are far too small for the amount of coffee I need and too big for espresso so I think I will keep them for dainty cups of tea.
Now I'm just waiting for the sun so that I can enjoy my tea in the garden.
Bye for now. Em xx