When I first started reading blogs I remember seeing people post about gifts they received. Little packages with goodies and treats were sent, randomly it seemed, to popular bloggers. I wondered if I’d ever be the recipient of something like that.
I didn’t have to wonder long and over the years I have received some wonderful gifts from wonderful friends like Margene and Kathy and Norma and Hillary and others that I’m not mentioning here. No matter how often it happens, though, it’s still a wonderful and thoughtful thing. And when someone knits for you it’s even better.
Behold the tea cozy that Cookie knit for me as a birthday present. I was so excited when I saw the box with the name Cookie! as the sender – I just knew it would be something fabulous. I was right!
Cookie says to tell you that the pattern is called Rosy Posy Tea Cozy and it’s available free on Ravelry. It was first published in The Knitter magazine and that’s when I exclaimed over it and apparently inspired Cookie. She used Patons Classic Merino Wool from her stash in Olive Green, Bright Pink and Bright Red for the roses. Less than a 100gr skein was used of the green. And for the rest of the specs: US 7/4.5mm needles for the cozy and a US 9/5.5 mm tip for the cast off, US 5/ 3.75 mm dpns for the rose bed and an F hook for the roses.
It fits perfectly on my favorite tea pot. I’ve actually been meaning to make a cozy for this tea pot and I’m thrilled to have this extra special one from my extra special friend. Since this is the teapot I use when I brew a pot of tea for Dale and I, you know we’ll think of Cookie with each cup of tea we share.
Thanks, Cookie! I love it.