FO Friday: Cricket Cosy

FO Friday: Cricket Cosy

cricket cosy teapot cover

How cute is this?!

Pattern: Cricket Cosy by Ros Clarke, from p/hop.

[My Ravelry Project Page]

cricket cosy teapot cover
The back


Yarn & needles: Sugar ‘n’ Cream in white (90 m/58 g) and blue/cream variegated (15 m/10 g).

4 mm straights and 3.75 mm dpns

Dates: 24th – 27th Feb 2015

cricket cosy teapot cover
And one more for the road!


  • Only used 1 CC, instead of 2.
  • Worsted-weight cotton instead of DK simply because that’s what I had to hand.
  • Accidental modification of crossing the cables the opposite way. It’s now a design feature.
  • Another accidental mod of leaving off the stripes around the v-neck collar.
  • I’m going to be honest and say that it’s really difficult to get this on my teapot. I don’t know if it’s because of the yarn I used, but it’s really tricky. And it’s not easy to get the lid on, once the cosy is on the teapot.
  • However, it is super cute and I hope it will keep my tea warmer for longer!
FO Monday: Limpetiole Hat

FO Monday: Limpetiole Hat

Come with me on a journey through time and space (10 bonus points if you know where that comes from)…


Pattern: Limpetiole (a.k.a. Mystery KAL Hat B) by Woollywormhead
Yarn and needles: King Cole Moods Duet DK (70% acrylic, 30% wool). Probably 4 mm needles, magic loop.
Dates: 1st Nov 2010 – date unknown.



  • Well, this was a while ago…
  • I’ve no idea how long it’s been an FO, but it’s at least 3 years!
  • This yarn wasn’t quite right for the pattern (too much acrylic so it didn’t block out enough), but it’s what I had in my stash.
  • From what I remember it was a good knit!
  • The colour in these photos is way off – it’s much less pink in real life (the closest is the one below).


FO Friday: Knotty Gloves

FO Friday: Knotty Gloves

Another of these mopping-up FO posts.

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Pattern: Knotty Gloves by Julia Mueller [My Ravelry Project Page]

knotty gloves fo2
Close up of the rib flowing into the cable

Yarn: Krafty Koala BFL Nylon Sock Yarn in Midnight Tempest. Unknown yardage, probably used 60% of the skein.

knotty gloves fo1
The colour of the yarn is really difficult to capture!

Dates: 1st February 2009 (!!!!!!!) – Some time late 2013 to early 2014.


  • There may be some accidental modifications involving the cables, but we’re not talking about those.
  • These are very comfortable to wear and the cable on the back of the wrist is a really clever way of bringing the glove in without including any shaping.
  • Incorporated some of that conductive thread in the index finger of the right hand glove for operating of fancy schmancy touch-screen stuff. Ideal for paying for your tram ticket without having to take of your glove!
knotty gloves fo4
Conductive thread on right index finger
FO Friday: Liquorice & Nougat Socks

FO Friday: Liquorice & Nougat Socks

This is another entry into the long-overdue FO Friday series. I’m playing catch up, basically!

liquorice & nougat FO 3
Liquorice & Nougat Socks aka Strawberries & Cream mark 2


Pattern: Strawberries & Cream Socks by moi!

Yarn: MC Regia Silk (Black) and CC Art of Xen Capability (English Rose). Fingering/sock weight yarn. Approx 320 m of MC, 80 m of CC.



  • Heel over 60% of foot stitches to give a deeper, more comfortable fit.
  • Started these June 2013 and finished them some time in early 2014 (possibly Feb or March).
  • These are super comfortable to wear and they are, if I do say so myself, rather stylish!


All kinds of crap

All kinds of crap

2paw – I owe you a very long email. Ditto April. And probably a few other people!

Thanks for the well-wishes. I spent the 7th of January in good company enjoying lovely coffee and cake and fondling many yarns and then spent the next day (my actual birthday) recovering! Not a bad start to the year.

Instead of doing individual FO/WIP posts for the stuff I’ve finished and have on the go I’ll just do a quick-and-dirty round up of some stuff now and some other things later in the month.

Fluffy Bunny and Camo Ninja minions for my sister-in-law and brother, respectively.
Gentleman's Sock in Railway Stitch in Araucania and Regia Stretch for my dad (bit late for Christmas, never mind!)
Windward by Woollywormhead - best modelled shot I could get, sorry!

I also have a pair of finished wristwarmers, a finished shawl for me, a finished cardigan for my mum (only 3 days late), some things I made for a swap last year, plus a purge of UFOs and probably lots of other stuff I’ve forgotten about.


I’ll get there … eventually!