Friday, January 9, 2009


How's it going out there, fellow blogmates? We are now officially a week into the new year and all the celebrations are past. I'm slogging (is that a word?) thru all my post-holiday clutter busting. I'm really itching to sew, but won't let myself until all is fairly tidy again. I'll tackle my bedroom tomorrow. I have actually accomplished quite a bit this week. The dining room is shining which sure lifts my spirits. Many times it seems what should be a reasonable chore turns into more than I can finish in one day. Drat the ole arthritis! But my favorite saying is, "chip, chip, chip".

I am trying to knit this tea cozy for a friend who requested it. She a good friend and her mother passed away a couple of years ago. Her Mum was from Britain and always used a tea cozy like this. The one Lyn has now is worn and ravelling, so I told her I'd make her one. After all, I've been knitting since high school and have made lots of items.
But, this one may break me yet. The ripples or tucks are so difficult to handle-it's knitting two rows folded together and stitched. I need more fingers. Here's what I've come up with so far.

Has anyone out there ever made something similiar to this pattern? I will gladly take any helpful hints or pointers.

On a happier note, our Tennessee Titans football team is in the Playoffs. Tomorrow they play the Baltimore Ravens here in Nashville.
It's great they have the home field advantage. The Ravens are a big rival and a lot is at stake. We are ranked #1 in the southeast conference, but have not received much respect from sportswriters and broadcasters. We'll see what they say when we go to the Super Bowl! Hubby and I will certainly be glued to TV tomorrow watching this game. It's supposed to be cold and rainy-ugh. Go Titans!
Have a great weekend, friends, and we'll chat later. Nerm


TattingChic said...

That is a cute hat pattern. Have fun knitting. Thanks for your comment on my blog! :)


Hi Nerm:)
What a great idea and when you get it down...maybe you can make them to sell. :) There are many gals out there who love Tea and tea parties and they would be Great Gifts...just a thought:)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Cute teacozy. The Eagles (OUR team) are playing Arizona today, and sadly losing. It will not be a good day around here after the game. I'm not allowed to talk, nor is anyone, if the Eagles lose. And let me tell you my 18 year old daughter will give dagger eyes and be angry if anyone says a word after the game. She's the football nut in the family.

Elizabeth said...

That should be so cute when it is done. Don't give up :)
Hope all is well for you :)

I tagged you over on my blog, play if you want, but it is kind of a fun one.

Jamie said...

I love the colors on that!!

How are you? I have not heard much from you and wanted you to know that I think of you often and hope and pray your health is good.

God Bless you!

I'll Pour a Note from Custer Cottage said...

Hi, The pattern is usually knitted over about 10 stitches and then the color is changed. When changing colors, you pull the yarn up tight and that gives it the ripple. It is kind of slow knitting, but makes for a very warm pot of tea. I am sure I have the pattern, if you are interested. I am a tea cozy knitter and my blog or website may be of interest to you. Dawn

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