Sunday, 19 October 2014

Found My Mojo

It seems like an age since I last felt up to doing any serious knitting. 
The damp weather we've been having in the UK at the moment plays havoc with the Arthritis in my hands, so knitting is very painful.

I really enjoy knitting Tea Cosies, no longer are they just a functional item, they can be ornamental too. My particular favourites to knit are the style I always remember my beloved granny making and using back in the 60's and 70's, it looks a lot more complicated to make than it is, once you get the hang of it.


I love making fun Tea Cosies too and Owls are another favourite of mine, mainly because I enjoy knitting cables and in the round.


When a friend recently asked me to knit them an Owl Tea Cosy I was happy to oblige but not sure if my hands were up to it. 
I did a little each day and within a week it was done, I was very happy with the result although not entirely convinced I liked the colour, it didn't look quite right on my white tea pot when I photographed it.
I knew Lesley had a Navy Blue tea pot and asked her to send me a picture so I could see what it looked like.

Photo Credit: Lesley Beeton
I loved it.
It's amazing how much better it looks on her pot than on mine
 I'm now on the look out in charity shops for different coloured tea pots, I'd assumed white would be best for photographs, how wrong I was.

In puppy news Little Boris has finally got the hang of house training, it took him a while but we got there in the end. I'd seriously forgotten how demanding young puppies are, Badger Boo was 13 years old last Friday so it's been a very long time since I'd last had a puppy in the house.

Little Boris has completed his Puppy Pre-School classes at The Company of Animals in Chertsey, I opted to go to classes with him as I'm so out of touch with people on the Dog Show circuit, I couldn't find any local Ring craft classes to take him to for socialisation. He's a very bold and outgoing pup and a joy to live with, can't wait to start his next phase of training.

On the last day of the course I found out the other Cocker in the class was actually his litter sister Jessie, so a quick photo opportunity was had.
Little Boris is the big one on the right.



What a small world it is.

There's no allotment news, I've not been down for a few weeks due to the wet weather and it being almost the end of my growing season, I'm not a fan of winter vegetables so don't grow them. In a week or two the never ending digging will begin again.

Hope everyone is keeping well and I'll see you next week.
xxx

Stone Pit Crafts


11 comments:

  1. Wow they are awesome, my nan used to have quite a collection

    Thank you for linking up

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  2. They are so pretty....I love the one's with the owls x

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  3. Your tea cosies are lovely, the owls made me chuckle

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  4. Your owl tea cosy is lovely & so unique! Very talented :) x

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  5. Love your white cosy on the plain white teapot and the green Owls on the navy pot too. I think the skill and time taken shines through however they are displayed.

    Have a lovely crafty week,
    Alison

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  6. They are gorgeous, the owls cosy looks amazing and really complicated.

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  7. The top tea cosy is just like we always had when I was growing up. Although I think ours were always just stripes and not a check. I haven't seen the owl variety before.

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  8. Aww i love your owl tea cosy design, so cute! I bet your friend is thrilled with hers.

    Puppies are very demanding aren't they but soooooo adorable too, they're most definitely worth it :) x

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  9. I love your knitted tea cosies! They are not only cute but very useful too! If I could find a pattern, maybe I will try and make one. Wishing you a wonderful week :)

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  10. Thanks Dawn - the tea cosy looks fab on my navy pot.
    Go Boris x.

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  11. A lovely tea cosy Dawn and the colour is just right for Lesley's teapot - the owls are very cute. Well done Boris and big birthday wishes for BB. Hope you all have a great week.

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