Pom-Pom Tea Cosy
A while ago I went along to a Jamie at Home party. I fell in love with a big yellow teapot that was sitting snug inside a lovely bright crochet tea cosy. I ended up buying the teapot but I just couldn't justify buying the cosy when I knew I would get more satisfaction (and save some pennies) if I made one myself...
I wanted my cosy to be bold and bright so I made a start after the party with 8 different colours. I finished one piece and didn't like it at all. I put it down and forgot about it (I don't know about you but if I'm not happy with the colours of a project I can't persuade myself to continue). I was thinking about that tea cosy at the weekend so I tried again using only 4 colours. I was much happier with this mix and it worked up quickly. The cosy was made in two pieces and the only stitch I used was double crochet (US single crochet), working into the back loops to create the ridging. There's a great tutorial on YouTube here if you'd like to have a go at something similar yourself.
Mine came up a little short which made attaching the pom-pom quite difficult, so if you are going to make one like this I'd recommend you make sure the length finishes a good inch or so over the lid.
Anyway I managed it and I'm thrilled with it :)
My little monster was quite taken with it too... while I was photographing it she asked me to make one for her, I said 'of course', and in return she offered me a delicious wooden cookie! Oh I love that girl!
I'm quite embarrassed by how happy that giant pom-pom makes me!
Bye for now. Em xx