Friday, 9 January 2009
Teacosy with attitude
Posted by Helen
Many thanks to everyone who has wished me well. I am improving and today took the dog for a short walk for the first time. It has been nothing like so cold here and the ice was mostly off the road so dog and I enjoyed our brief outing although dog would have liked it be a bit of a longer walk.
In the meantime I have been crocheting and spinning. I wanted a teacosy for my lovely little teapot made by Krithia Roberts, who also makes the Welsh pottery buttons I sell. I have been making a pot of tea and retiring back to bed in the morning , but it has been so cold the teapot has not delivered a third hot cup of tea . So I decided to make a teacosy-needless to say that I had no pattern and was quite confident I could make a cosy without one, but it went a little peculiar and looks as if it is going to jump off the table and go for a walk with the dog. I had fun making it though!
This is my spinning. The paler is is some delicately coloured soft turquoise angora/18.5merino cross with a little throwsters waste spun in. The second is 18.5 micron merino dyed in indigo sulphonate. I am not sure what I am going to ply them both , my original idea was to ply them together but the bright turquoise kills the colour of the paler one which looks grey so tomorrow I will have to have a look through my stash. My plan is a warm cosy hat for a friend but I wish I had some more angora/18.5 merino as it looks and feels so soft against the skin.
Welcome to new followers Carle, Osprey and Jane nice to have you and thank you being interested. I am in the process of writing a long blog about mordanting so I hope in in the next few days I will be back to blogging about aspects of natural dyeing.