Sunday, 6 February 2011

Still here ... sort of

Hmmmm, that was a longer than planned break. Having proclaimed that winter doesn't affect me, I promptly went and hid under the duvet for most of January. Ah well, let's put that behind us.

While I wasn't blogging, I was making lots of woolly things, and I present to you the most recent, and my contribution for Emma's last Splash of Colour. It made me smile, and made me laugh, and I can't quite make up my mind whether it's cute or as horrendous as those crocheted toilet roll covering dollies that were all the rage in the 70s ...

Anyway, take one beloved teapot:


Some exaggeratedly springlike wool:


And some pretty buttons:


Add an obsession with bees and a few evenings knitting for the first time on a circular needle, a cute amigurumi pattern, and you end up with this:





Anyway, time for me to indulge my latest guilty pleasure - the third series of Being Human on BBC3. It's not everyone's cup of tea (Mrs Pebble, I'm looking at you) but for me it rounds off the week very nicely thank you.

40 comments:

  1. It is CUTE! Most definitely NOT horrendous! Do you know, I have the naffest tea Cody on the planet (a shop bought horror!), I really ought to put a home-made one on my list...

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  2. It is wonderful! Very springlike and cheery, just what we need at this dreary time of year. Sometimes a bit of hiding under the duvet is what is needed, or at least hunkering down to get through to the spring.xx

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  3. Slightly short of breath at the delightfulness of it all! It's completely gorgeous! Makes me realise how much I am hanging out for spring too.

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  4. Oh how sweet and full of hopeful spring-ness.

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  5. Oh, Val! It's absolutely wonderful! And what do you think about circular needles now?

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  6. Well now Mrs DC. That is most certainly a thing of beauty. I really love it, particularly the buzzy bee happily sitting on the top. Yet again, I wish I could knit. Is a circular needle easy to use? Is there lots of foreign language to decode?
    Hope it's keeping the tea good and hot, Ax

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  7. It speaks to me of spring...it's lovely!

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  8. So will you be doing a snowy one for the heights of Summer?

    As for 'Being Human'? Is it wrong to be a little bit in love with Mitchell?

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  9. that is just amazing!
    I tend to second-guess myself about color choices, etc.--so I hear you--but it really is beautiful.

    glad to see you back.

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  10. What wonderful spring cheer, love the tea cosy!

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  11. It is NOT cute - it's spectacular! ADORABLE!! Love it, love it, love it. Although I had to chuckle about the toilet roll covers, because I remember them well. There was a bright pink one still in my grandmother's bathroom (gathering dust) when she died...

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  12. That's ADORABLE Ms. Dotty! I love everything about it -- the pastels, the flowers and the BEES!

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  13. Wow! You've got me feeling disappointed that I don't have a cute round teapot to knit a cosy for. Still, as my husband is the only tea drinker around here, it's probably for the best. He doesn't get excited about tea cosies and the like...

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  14. Welcome back! I love it - a perfect bit of whimsy to beat winter blues. We have a teapot somewhere...can't remember the last time it got used!

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  15. Now that would make me drag out the teapot a bit more often !!Its spectacular !

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  16. You and the Coffee Lady can keep the vampires, but that teapot is Springy woolly genius. You KNOW it is!

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  17. Nothing horrendous about that tea cosy... it is the cutest thing I've seen. Love it! Can't wait to see what you can do with a toilet roll cover ; )

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  18. That is absolutely GORGEOUS?!? I love it! Where did you find the pattern for the actual tea cozy? I've been looking for one like that. Lucy x

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  19. Cute and funny!
    Great talent, great design! Well done you.

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  20. Billy Connolly once said "Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cosy, doesn't try it on". Yours is so lovely, how could anyone resist????

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  21. truly brilliant xxx what time is tea?

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  22. Wow! that's SO COOL!

    Love Being Human too .. or rather .. Love oggling Mitchell the vampire. LOL!
    xx

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  23. I love it! Definitely worth coming out of hibernation for!!

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  24. Oh I love it -- so very cheery and Spring-ish!

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  25. now that is one cute tea cosy! I have never seen Being Human, must have a nose at what it is about.

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  26. OMG I love it! soooooo adorable. Now that was worth suffering a gloomy January for and it will remind you that Spring is just around the corner x

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  27. It's adorable. And I love all the bright colors - it just makes you want to smile!

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  28. Oh DC - this is ace! Go you! I have the up most admiration for anyone who can master the needles and I think in this case, you have outdone yourself. Well done you!

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  29. I love it!

    I'm still dithering about whether I should commit to Being Human. I'm scared at the moment of letting too much in.

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  30. Thats just the cutest thing in blogland at the moment. you were missed, hope the duvet feeling does not follow you into Feb, Man I hate winter......Thanks for making me feel spring like with the bee!!!

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  31. I love your teacosy Val - definitely a smile-inducing way to start the day! I think spending January under a duvet sounds like an excellent way to start the year off - conserving a little energy for warmer weather and sunnier days!

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  32. Oh it's wonderful! I've had a knitted tea cosy on my to-do list for ages, but now the pattern I picked out seems so boring...

    K x

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  33. Oh, WOW, Val! That is absolutely the CUTEST teacosy ever!! This has me smiling and believing spring might come yet! :o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

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  34. Oh Val - that is THE most beautiful tea cosy I have ever seen, ever!!!

    My poor naked teapot is crying out for attention. Maybe I should give the socks a break and make a cosy something for my little teapot.

    That little bee is adorable!

    xx

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  35. Love the tea cosy - and I'm a coffee person! Good to see you back!

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  36. Those colours are great, especially the green I use felt that shade quite a bit. Mmmm, could start knitting that this half term, wonder if I have any green wool...............

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