My latest knitting FO is the Strawberry Teacosy. The pattern is by Katya Frankel and is available on Ravelry as a free download. It was far easier than I expected and only really took a couple of nights knitting time. I just used some arcylic from my stash as its more for decorative purposes than perhaps actually keeping the tea warm.
I just wanted to knit something pretty for my friend F as she hasn't had the best start to 2010. Her step dad died suddenly on Christmas morning and she had to fly back from her festive break overseas. For the past month she has been a big support to her mum.
Flatmates in Edinburgh back in the day, F is now based in the South of England and I don't see her as much as I'd like. In happier circumstances she is a big fan of tea parties and so a colourful cosy seemed the perfect cheery gift. I also knitted a couple of matching egg cosies just for that extra twee factor. I don't think she reads this blog so the surprise shouldn't be spoilt.