Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Ruby Tuesday

What do you do with leftover red bulky yarn in your stash?  Why, you knit a Ruby Tuesday tea cozy, of course!



I won't save it just for RT, though.  I was needing a bit of a color pick-me-up.  Winter in the Pacific Northwest always seems to need a lot of color boosts.

If you need some nice bright tonics, too, visit Mary T here and check out her Ruby Tuesday meme.  Thanks for hosting, Mary.

17 comments:

Leora said...

It is a lovely color. Wish I knew how to knit. One day I'll learn.

hip chick said...

Oh I would love to have an easy pattern for a tea cozy. Would you mind sharing a pattern...EASY being the most important thing here. I can knit but it has been ever so long since I have done anything but a scarf or a shawl.

Stephanie V said...

Hip - I just make up these tea cozy patterns as I knit...I'll try to write it down. I'll let you know if it works. Then I'll happily share it.

Mimi said...

Love it, love it, love it.
Can I have the pattern too? Pretty please?
I bought a lovely one just before Christmas on Etsy, but it's too nice for a tea cosy and I'm oging to use it as a hat, I'll post it for today's RT- thanks for the inspiration!

Ginny said...

What a lovely, cheery color! You are so talented to make it up without a pattern or anything. It's so pretty that a person really needs to wear it. Speaking of that, you said this was leftover, so I would like to see what you did with the rest of it.

Dianne said...

that's a great shade of red

ilanadavita said...

I used to be able to knt. Sigh.

Rebecca said...

Great idea! I'd love to knit, but I don't have the patience.

Felisol said...

I used to do a lot of knitting, but then my left arm got a chronic inflammation.
I sometimes can't help myself, but knit something anyway.
This teapot warmer was original never seen anything like it.
It looks very thick and sure does a good job while being decorative as well.
From Felisol.

Mimi said...

Hi Stephanie, me again! Thanks for your comment over at mine. The inspiration for using the tea cosy as a hat was actually my daughter's, I'd love to claim credit but I'd never think that laterally.
Yes, it is felted, I got a couple of lovely felted Christmas gifts on Etsy, but this was definitly the nicest. I like the veins through it too, but I really love the roses sewn on.

April said...

Thanks for the colour boost. Your tea cosy is really lovely.

concretenprimroses said...

That's really cool looking. It has a kind of octo-cozy look to it.
Kathy

Lindy MacDuff said...

Great use for your leftover yarn! Cute red tea cozy, and I like the cable pattern.

diane said...

Its a beauty. You are clever to knit it I'm hopeless at knitting.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I bet it keeps the tea very warm and cosy!

Dimple said...

I thought it was a hat! Once I read tea cozy, I spotted the spout of the pot. :P
I'd like a pattern, as well! And you're right about needing color at this time of year..

Coffeedoff said...

Great colour cozy!

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