10-07-2008 04:28 PM
I am a tea drinker but only had the kettle for the stove.
Then I saw Tea Cozies and I knew that my kettle needed a friend. I invested in a Brown Betty teapot and I now I can dress my pot up or down as I see fit. The patterns run the gamut from sophisticated to whimsical to wacky. Lions and sheep put in an appearance as well as a pattern for an elaborately knit rendering of a garden. All to put on your teapot.
Some patterns are quite basic, good for a new knitter or one wanting to branch out and learn a bit of shaping. Others, like the garden pattern, are quite complex. All patterns use UK terms and definitions so double check your yarn weights and needle sizes before starting to avoid getting caught in translation.
I read and knit and dance. Compulsively feel yarn. Consume books. Darn tights. Drink too much caffiene. All that good stuff.