Tea Cozies – my toys!

My Favorite Cozy - Victorian Garden Cozy!

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!

A Bevy of Beauties!

The patterns for the cozies are available on Ravelry or through Infiknit!

Peggy's Cozy for the Kiwi Cove Lodge!

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!

Peggy and her cozy

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!

Waltzing Matilda's

Happy Knitting

Lynette