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The clown-like pompom tea-pot cosy is FINALLY FINISHED!  And a year ahead of (my assumed) schedule too. I rock.pot and cosy

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Tea Pour

This is the heaviest teacosy ever knit.  I know this for a fact, because who else would be daft enough to use this much wool in such a small project?  You almost need two hands to hold and pour; almost but not quite.  For the win!! Hope the ladies like my handiwork…


How To Use* Your Friends

*look, I fed them.  It’s not using when you feed someone.  Fact.

On New Year’s Day, I invited two friends for dinner, then sat them down afterwards and had them help me make pompoms for the hair-brained tea-cosy I decided to make for friends for Christmas.









New Year’s Day 2013!  It’s a 2012 Christmas present! Argh!

This is such a ridiculous tea cosy…  The recipients love their tea, and asked me to make them a gay tea cosy.  They had no further hints to give me, just gay; I wondered which definition of the word gay they’d prefer, and decided to go with a mixture of both definitions.  I began by knitting an outer core in two colours of a lovely wool/alpaca mix because that was all the wool I had (left over from lots of gloves I knit people for Christmas), from a pattern I made up as I went along (very proud of this working how I imagined it).  It’s a tad big on the teapot it’s to cover, but in a slouchy-jumper-relaxy-pants-comfort kind of way.  And it is still not finished.  All those bobbles take mucho time to make.  Mucho, mucho time.  Hence the New Year’s Day post-dinner-pace-line.  I still have a long way to go, and I’m not sure anyone will visit me again any time soon in case I produce wool, scissors and a Rice Krispies box, and set them to work.  Damn.

(Thanks for the help, Charlene and Tricia!  You’re welcome any time!  And I’ll even make dessert next time!)

I’ll post photos of the finished cosy in situ when its finished.

Probably June.



Banana Hat

I made a Banana Hat for the Innocent Big Knit.  


And all the other hats:

Ongoing 11/12

Guess what I’m knitting again….

Yup, it’s Innocent Big Knit time again.  This is what I’ve done so far.  No beards or moustaches this year…yet… Have a feeling I wont be able to restrain myself.  You can get more information on the project here.  Hats are so so simple to make- they really take no time (15-20 mins each, tops), so if you feel like keeping your hands occupied while watch Homeland (tense stuff!), go for it!  You’d be helping a worthy cause.  Last years hats are here and here if you fancy a recap.

Molly Julia and Usain Bolt

Finished two things on the to-do list this week.



Molly Julia was a commission.  I got heart-shaped buttons to go with the heart-shaped fabric and the green heart on the front.

I hope she likes it!

And now to something completely different….

The Big Man himself!  Not a commission, this was all just for me:-)

Heeheeheeheeheeheeheehee!  Ah, still making me laugh…

Ongoing Projects

Work has been a little crazy recently and I haven’t had as much time to make stuff as I’ve wanted to.  Thought I’d share a little of what’s in my to-finish pile…

Usain Bolt is nearly finished:-) ZOOOOooooooommmm!  I’m knitting his boots at the minute.

Two of the three cushions I’ve had to make recently.  These two aren’t finished yet… YET.  It’ll happen…

Some sewing stuff.

This is only a fraction of what I’m working on at the moment.  And the amount of stuff in my head at the moment… well, it’s epic.  I’ll get it all out some day!

Usain Bolt

This is brilliant, I am knitting this dude fo’ shizz!

Check out his medals!

His runners!

Oh, the hilarity!!!

Thanks, Radio Times!

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