I was busy looking through some of my un-finished projects on Saturday hoping I would find something like an un-decorated, plain tea cosy which I had in mind to make for one of my lovely colleagues who is getting married after being with her partner for a long time and 4 children later. She is getting married this coming Saturday and I thought it might be good fun to make her a wedding gift from the heart which I hope will provide many comforting cosy cups of tea as they watch the kids grow up and spend the rest of their lives together.
I used the lovely Alice of Crochet with Raymond's blog tea cosy pattern found here to knit the basic tea cosy and then I knitted up and crocheted some roses in different rosy yarns I had left over from various other makes.
I'm rather pleased with it and once I had secured the roses I hooked up some leaves from 100% DK cotton and attached them. The sewing the flowers and leaves on takes time and can be a little fiddly but all in all it's well worth it for the end result.
Happy day Y and K for the 3rd of December 2011, here's to many cups of rosy cosy tea in the future xox
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