Saturday, November 13, 2010

If I ever buy a country cottage...

I'll have the market cornered on cozy.

Apparently, someone had a slow hospicie sort of night last night. I got one call misdirected to me and meant for the pediatric hospice nurse. I don't do peds. Never. Ever.

Not wasting any time at all, I cast on with the Moguls using half the stitch count and big fat needles. The border was done in about 10 minutes at which point I switched to US size 6 needles and doubled the stitch count. I love big yarn and this selection really gave me a quick start. I chose a 20 row/20 stitch repeating pattern for the Fair Isle part and finished that this morning.

By Michigan/Perdue game time, I was working on the top and finished right about the time Penn State scored its second goal in Columbus, Ohio. In case they haven't noticed in Ohio, there is a strong possibility of pigs flying. Take cover.

And now, thanks to the inspiration found in Color by Kristin, I have a warm covering for my teapot.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Would also be perfect as a hat for someone with a head shaped like a tea kettle...

J'Ollie Primitives said...

holy moley, woman, i got 1 1/2 rows done on a hat and i was d.o.n.e. I need some of your speed, please.

I'm knitting (slowly) a beehive hat. It would be perfect for somebody with a beehive-shaped head...(laughing at Anon's comment about the tea cozy)

That cozy looks cozy!

Jadekitty said...

I love the colors, it's a beauty!!

Gail said...

Cheerfully bright!

Stephanie V said...

Oh, I love that tea cosy. It would be so happy-making on a rainy morning. Beautiful colors and fun shape.

Miss 376 said...

Gorgeous, love the top

Ruth said...

Love the colours

Quiltluver said...

Love your tea cozy. You are so fast!

unmitigated me said...

I'm still reeling over the hat you finished yesterday! The colors in the tea cozy are just electric!

Anonymous said...

My head is shaped like a coffee pot..do you knit coffee cozies.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh how cute!!!

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxo

Jane/WTKnits said...

Speed knitting at its finest. I'm impressed!

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the hat would fit the perdue chickens Michigan played yesterday Or was it the Boilermakers or Purdue??????


FTM

Brenda said...

Very cozy!

sapphireblue said...

Wow! You're a speed demon! You could find that tea cozy in a dark room. Those colors are so bright! It's beautiful.