Joining with Down to Earth's - On My Mind today
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On my mind today is this tea cosy.
I am running late for this post today, but I finally got to finish my tea cosy tonight...it has been a busy day.
I was taught to knit by my Mother and crochet by my Grandmother. I dont consider myself much of a knitter but I have had all these leftover balls of wool lying around, so thought I might seek out some of my crafty talents and put the wool to use.
I went on the web to track down some lovely knitting patterns to follow. The one I used is a mixture of two different patterns. I could not work out how to do the flowers so in the end I just figured out my own pattern to use. I am pleased with the results, the cosy is knitted and the flowers are crocheted.
I found a couple of vintage tea cosy patterns in a magazine that I have here, dating back to 1958. So I think I might try making these on my next attempt. I also found one with chickens on it, so have been fiddling around knitting tiny chickens...