:: Good morning blogland!::
It's quite in the TB house this morning. Mr TB is still asleep
(too much beer watching England v Ireland match yesterday)
the Littlies are trying to plow through the open plan wardrobe they have created in their rooms. Gggggggrrrrrrr! I'm sure there is a carpet in there somewhere. I am here talking to you lovely people out there and listening to the birds outside.
This week I have been trying to charge through the jobs I need to do to clear the decks before I can cast on the Perfect Cardi !!!
First job on the list :: Birthday pressie from my fabulous friend C. She is such a star. We have been friends for 6years but over the last 18months she has been the most awesome friend a girl can have. She is always a total rock and gives good honest advice when needed and a shoulder to cry on when life is overwhelming (which it has been for the last 18months). I have to say i don't think I could have made it through intact without her.
A friend that special deserves a special pressie, after all it was C who was the one woman cheer up team and took me on the Magical Mystery Tour.
I decided to buy a teapot and make a Tea Cozy. I didn't need to trawl through Ravelry for this one! There was only one cozy for the job.........
That has to be a creation from the amazing Alice over at Crochet with Raymond
Alice's pattern is called Spring Explosion Tea Cozy. It was a fab pattern to follow and knitting on 5mm needles with DK yarn it was knitted up in one evening (after sock yarn and 2mm needles it was a refreshing change)!
I looked through 100 Flowers to knit and Crochet, which my lovely friend from crochet group allowed me to borrow and picked the patterns I wanted to use for the flowers and leaves. I couldn't find the right shape of leaf in this book so I used one from Rav I decided on the ones from a pattern called Maidens Glory.
3 nights of hooking and knitting flowers later and it was ready to be assembled.
I was so excited I forgot to take photos before I went hell for leather with the sewing, sorry! Anyhoo this is the result ..............
Warning gratuitous amount of photos below
Rosey Posey Cozy......Give us a twirl..........
I Love this little beauty and it'll be hard to give her away.....but she is going to a good home and I can visit her often.
It was such a lovely day taking photos of her outside Mr TB brought me out a beer
and we sat on our wall outside the cottage chatting for ages in the sunshine. I say just sat but I had twitchy fingers that needed satisfying!
yip The Perfect Cardi has begun!!!!
I do still have another pressie to make but I just wanted to see how it would look on the needles ;o)...............
14 rows later before I went to bed it's already making me VERY happy :o)
Wishing you all a sunshine filled week!