Monday, February 1, 2010

Posy Cozies

Didn't I say a few posts back that I wouldn't be doing much creative stuff for the next few weeks? And would you believe I told my Mum just a few days ago that I didn't think I was going to like crocheting as much as I thought? Well I am loving this 'do the opposite of what I say' thing, as long as it works out in my favor!
As I was working on my pink scarf, I was thinking how tedious it was, and how after all these years of wanting to learn to crochet I was probably going to put away my hooks for good. Then I got these primroses from the store, and remembered other bloggers making little cozies for the pots that mimicked Cornish Ware. I figured I could just try one, and see how it went.
I made one for my yellow primrose and liked it so much I crocheted two more to make a set.

I just stitched a long rectangle in single crochet for each and joined them together when I was all done. Easy, peasy, even for me. I'm loving the candy colors with my spring-time blooms. My Favorite Boy calls them flower sweaters, and I can just imagine how far back Mr. Craftyworld's eyes are going to roll when I show him. They brighten my day anyway!

Something else that made me want to keep up with crochet, and almost hyperventilate with it's prettiness, is this. You really should go see it. (I didn't want to post the picture here because I haven't asked for permission.) They have a rose version too. Today I started trying to make my own, but I'm not sure how it's going to go because my teapot's a little different. If I had a traditional teapot shape I would use this free pattern: it's gorgeous and I just love the pansies on it.

All in all it was a great weekend: a bit of hooky business, some cross stitch, cup after cup of tea, and I cut up one of the sheets I bought for pyjamas. Kids were happy, mummy was happy, and the sun was shining.



Felicity said...

oh lovely plant cosies you'll be making the tea cosy before you know it! fliss xx

TJ said...

The cozies bring me right back to when I was a kid. I remember braiding wire hanger covers while Mom would be creating pretty little things like your cozies. Oh how time flies.

Pumpkin said...

You are just flying! Mom taught me to crochet one afternoon but when I got home, I forgot most of it :o( Your Flower Sweaters are adorable!

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