I knit my first tea-cozy quite a few years ago. Nineteen or twenty – I think!! I started to knit them seriously when I was involved in opening a Tea Room inside a Deli – McLean’s Specialty Foods. I think that I knit about 2 dozen of them in various sizes for the tea pots we had and then knit more as gifts. They were so popular that I would knit them to sell. I wouldn’t create the pattern no matter what – they were my toys! I was somewhat possessive of them!
The style of cozy that I knit is called a “Gentleman’s Cozy” and it is designed to remain on the the tea-pot while pouring tea. Don’t ask me why it is called that, I have never quite figured that one out!
In 2009 I taught at my first retreat – well, first with me as the headline – It was actually my 9th retreat as a teacher! I decided to debue the pattern for my tea-cozies! From that retreat grew the following cozies!
The patterns for the cozies are available on Ravelry or through Infiknit!
While at the Retreat – we knit up a cozy for Peggy! I knit the body and retreaters worked on the embellishments! We presented it to her on the last day of the retreat!
Later that year I submitted a cozy for a competition in Australia. I friend that I met through Ravelry sent me the information. It was a fundraiser for Breast Cancer and it was all about Tea-cozies! Waltzing Matildas took first in the Australiana Category! I haven’t knit a cozy in a while, but my son is now requesting one of his own – I guess that I will have to polish up a new cozy idea!