Sometimes you just have to make something that might seem ridiculous to most, but is actually fun to make and very, very practical.
When my friend asked me whether I could make her a tea cosy for a specific tea pot, I was very happy to oblige! I searched on Ravelry to find the right pattern, and got started. I was able to use a fair bit of leftover yarn that I had in my stash and was even able to stick to the green theme my friend requested.
The way the pattern is designed, it gives the tea cosy a real insulating quality. And it looks pretty chic at the same time!
Knitted flowers are such a pleasure to make. A couple of years ago I made a bunch of them for a good friend’s daugher and made it into a beautiful flower crown.
These are mainly from this beautiful book: 100 Flowers to Knit & Crochet by Lesley Stanfield. It’s a treasure trove for many different flowers and even some vegetables, I highly recommend it.
Some of the flowers I had knitted in previous years, so really, all I needed to do was make the crown, which I did by knitting up a tube and threading a wide elastic band through it. And then sewing the flowers onto that crown.
Before I posted this beauty off to my friends daugther I had to take some pictures of me wearing it. It made me so happy.
Doesn’t it make your heart sing? My friend was kind enough to send me some pictures of her daughter, who is a genius with make up, check her out!