Monday, February 20, 2012
One at a time!
Be drawn into the world of creative passion with these vibrant designs!
Loani Prior's follow-up to Really Wild Tea Cosies, and her first title Wild Tea Cosies, is full of humour, flair and creativity.
Her outrageous imagination has produced 24 new designs that transform the conventional tea cosy into a knitted piece of art.
These wild and woolly tea warmers might just entice you to pick up your needles after twenty years. The easy-to-follow instructions allow you to try your hand at the knitted purse, or expand your skills with the double-knitted scarf...
We especially love 'Willow' (double knitted tea cosy) and 'Gone Potty' (double knitted tea cosy).
And we think the 'Spotted Gourd' (knitted and felted tea cosy) is also a wonderfully fun project.
Loani strongly advises abstention from alcoholic beverages when you tackle some of these projects...you will deserve a full-bodied red at the end!
The techniques used include: *Knitting in the Round and *Knitting on the Straight.
With plenty of tips including... how-to fit your cosy to your teapot:
"By working in the round from the top down, or from the centre out, it is easy to measure the size of the cosy to size of the teapot as you go..."
Although Loani has given her preferred method for a particular job, any method is valid!