Oxford Knit Sighting: The Jam Factory (plus, giveaway)
Edited to add deadline for comments! Comment by March 16 for a chance to win the yarn below.
Oh, hello, people. Obviously, I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus, partly because I am having some nerve problems in my right arm (the nerve! ha.). But if I can’t actually knit, I can dream about knitting…and keep an eye out for other people’s work. [Yes, I am an addict: all roads lead to knitting.] So perhaps that is where this blog is headed for a while: compendium of knitting observations, plus giveaways. [Scroll down, people.]
Yesterday, I came across these fabulous tea cozies in Oxford’s The Jam Factory:
Aren’t they great? According to the sign, they’re made by the owners’ mother:
I can see this being a nice mother’s day gift (UK Mother’s Day is March 10. US readers, you still have some time). They’re selling them with the teapot, even!
Or you can say it with flowers, as one of these two does:
It has never occurred to me to make a tea cozy, but then I have never before lived in a place where one was necessary. In the winter, one really does want hot tea, and a pot really can cool down depressingly quickly.
Mr. Trask got me this knit kit for Christmas, as a bit of a joke, but hey – maybe tea cozies are the new Clapotis. Who knows.
Right! Giveaway time. In keeping with spring and a feeling of abundance, I am letting go of more yarn these days. First up is an old friend:
So! How the heck have you been? Ever knit a tea cozy? If so, what are your favo(u)rite patterns?