Wednesday, June 24, 2009


So I put aside Birch last night, picked up the tea cozy, and zoomed on it. Here it is, draped on my teapot:

Tea cozy, knitting done

What's left to do: wash and block, cut steeks, sew back, put on i-cord loops with buttons for faucet and handle.

Monday, June 22, 2009

I should have known

I recently picked up a project I'd set aside months ago. It's Birch from one of the Rowan mags. I'm still enchanted by the pic in the magazine, and by the Cracksilk Haze in Smoke, a gorgeous medium grey with those enchanting silky highlights.

But my mom's birthday is coming up, and my sister wisely advised me to finish the tea cozy I've started from the Inga hat pattern. If/when I finish, it will be a lovely cozy that Mom will likely love.

The problem is, I can't put Birch down. And I'm not sure I'll have enough time to finish it and the cozy, both. Argh! Blast you, Cracksilk Haze! And you, lace knitting addiction!