Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Whip Up! Whip it good!

Well, the speed of creation of this little Tea Cozy truly qualifies it for the Whiplash, competition! I love the site Whip Up and have always wanted to participate, but time seems to get away from me. As usual I left things till the last minute. Late last night when my eyes were too bleary to knit another stitch, I was about to hit the hay, too tired to make any of the ideas I'd been hatching in my little noggin. And then....I saw that old ratty EZ sweater I knit my beloved many years ago, faded and felted from use and survivor of a house fire...
Seized with inspiration, I boldly cut off an arm, gathered the top, slit the sides, and proceeded to felt it by scrubbing it in scalding water with soap and rubbing it in the powdery snow! This morning when my eyes worked a little better I added a few french knot polka-dots! whipup

12 comments:

Gina said...

Adorable! Are you also signed up for Wardrobe Refashion 2007? I think this would qualify as well. You are a crafty minx.

Jennhx said...

Very cute! Way to go for late-night inspiration. I get some good ideas then too. I think our mind is quieter and inspiration can flow a bit more then... Or something... ;)

-Jennhx

HPNY Knits said...

brilliant!

laura said...

very cool, I like the polka dots! How brave you are to cut into a handknit!

gail said...

what a wonderful use for an old beloved sweater!! Very creative.

jungle dream pagoda said...

So adorable!!!

Mary Jane said...

Thank you,thank you everyone! It was really late-night moment! Easy peasy too!

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susan said...

i really love this!

Amy Green said...

Sooo cute and this little teapot does look so cozy!

Mary Jane said...

Wow, that comment deleted looks very disaproving...I just deleted my own double comment and it's apology. I'll never do that again, it looks like the NSA busted in.