Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Freeform tea cozy

My Freeform tea cozy is coming along. side one is all finished, and I am almost done with side 2. I have modeled it on a tea cozy I have, (11"x13") that fits my large tea pot. I want to make a lining for it. I wonder if I should just use the template as the lining, or use some fleece fabric I have.
side 1
side 2
the tea cozy template.
tea pot and tea cosy

17 comments:

Ann R. said...

A fashion forward tea cozy! What an inspiration! As for its interstices, I'd go with the quilted template cozy, on the grounds that it has 3 layers of insulation while fleece is but one. (Fleece keeps people warm but may not do the same for a teapot.)You will, of course, have to have faith that the cozy's very jazzy knitted exterior and more staid floral interior can be truly happy together. Can't wait to see the FO. The first cup to come out from underneath will certainly be delicious.

lucy said...

Amazing teacozy! I really love it's artistic feel. Makes you wonder, what kind of tea is brewing underneath? Lovely!

Melanie said...

Wow! that is the coolest piece of knitting I have seen in a while. It looks like lots of fun to knit. I see no reason why a fleece liner wouldn't work.

Dave said...

Totally wild! If that doesn't keep your tea toasty, nothing will.

Alyssa said...

that's really neat! I love all the colors and textures. Now if only I had tea pots to cozy

Harlem Purl said...

Such an ecclectic piece of art. I love it!

Miss T said...

Wonderfully funky! I have that pot.

tiennie said...

That's quite the funky tea cozy - but it would make me happy to see!

Code Purl said...

That's f'ing cool! I can always count on you to knit something that's completely original. Keep up the good work!

Hilde C. said...

I've always associated the word "free form" with crochet. It's really fun to see you make your freeform cosy by knitting it. It certainly becomes equally wonderful crazy as if it had been crocheted :-)

Mary, Mary... said...

Dang, you've been busy. I love all the Kaffe Fassett FOs. That is the first piece of freeform crochet that makes practical sense to me. Is seems like it would be so heavy, but for a tea cozy--perfect!

Leslie said...

I love it!

Garngamen said...

Wow, so crafty! Tea cosy... mmm. Great colours! Great Pics.. As always.

Charles said...

So artistic! Teacozy looks so lovely!! It will great for tea party ..everybody will your cozy!

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Soo said...

That has raised the cosy to an art form! Fab!

I'd definitely make a special fleece lining for it -- because, well, the template doesn't live up to the cosy -- and that cosy needs to be finished with the same style it was knitted.

Dorothy said...

Very cool!

Rachel said...

That tea cozy is blowing my mind. Your teapot is going to be the best dressed teapot in all the land.