Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Contemplating life's (un)important questions here...

Today I spent at least fifteen minutes gazing at the discounted wool in Lincraft wondering whether Paton's "Classic Totem" is the same as Paton's "Totem." The former was the only wool I could find in the shop with "Totem" in its name, the latter was the wool recommended in my knitting pattern (but only as a substitute for "Fireside," of which there was none at all).

After that excessive amount of contemplation (which was only possible because my husband is still on holidays and I had left the little people at home with him, after previous embarrassing episodes with a two year old pulling lots of balls of wool off the shelves) I eventually decided to risk it and use "Classic Totem." I'm going to have a go at knitting my very first tea cosy (not exactly the same as the one in the picture though, I'm using a pattern that involves three different coloured stripes).

Image from here.

1 comment:

Meredith said...

I learned how to knit making tea cosies! Ironically, after mastering the skill on about ten tea cosies - each successive one more complicated than the one before - I didn't knit ever again. More ironically, my own tea pot doesn't have a tea cosy!

Good luck with your tea cosy. I hope the wool ends up being what you needed. You will have post us a photo when you are done.