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Top knot tea cosy

Isn’t she pretty? Top Knot was a 40th birthday present for a friend who’s favourite colour is pink!

The body of Top knot tea cosy was knitted from the pattern Contemporary Cool in the book Tea Cozies.

The top knot flower was knitted a pattern for floribunda rose in 100 flowers to knit and crochet.

The little flowers were crafted by my daughter and then were sewn around the bottom edge of the cosy and decorated with plastic beads.

Next time I would knit a lining for Top Knot as I think it would have made the cosy ever cosier!

Poinsettia tea cosy

Poinsettia is one of my favourite tea cosies, knitted in cream and red 8 ply wool. It’s based on a free internet pattern for a cabled tea cosy from the December 1946 “My Home” Magazine.

I started knitting the flowers in the original cosy pattern but was unhappy with the result.  Instead, after purchasing 100 Flowers to knit and crochet, I knitted the poinsettia flower on page 48 using 8 ply wool.  I think it looks lovely together!

My poinsettia tea cosy on a red Maxwell infuser pot was a Christmas present for my “twin” Maria who was born on the exact same day as myself.