~~blessed trails and a magical equinox to you this day as we turn toward buttery pies and darkening skies ahead::it’s a digging into the worm rich soil, a skeletal stalky garden with seedheads silhouetted bird food here, a hint of green in plantain, lettuce, kale, grasshopper basking in the sun while the busy ants make the most of the time left to them before it’s down under, one door closing to another opening:: a tunneling into hills, burrows and dens to spring out of::later when these butterflies wake up in mexico and the warming earth we’ll hoe into furrows, for now:: though summer’s at end, autumn, hinting golden gloriously tawny, is right on the curvaceous bend::we’re celebrating all the radiant cycles of life this red sky walking night, may your hearth fires burn bright!~~
Teapot Cosy/Warmer: pattern from Farrokh Namazi
Two sides to be knitted either in one color or two contrasting colors.
Medium weight wool: 1/2 of a 3 oz. ball x 2 in two different colors or a whole 3 oz. ball if making the back and front in one color
Number 7 needles
Cast on 48 stitches
Garter stitch (11 knit rows)
Purl 12th row to create blocks of ridges
Knit three blocks of 5 garter ridges
Then a further 3 ridges (5 knit rows)
On 6th row which should be on the WS (wrong side), begin decrease as follows:
K1 ssk k10 pm (place marker) ssk knit 18 k2tog,pm, knit 10 k2tog k1
Rows 2-4 St.st (knit one row, purl one row)
5th row – (on wrong side) k1, ssk knit to marker, sl marker, ssk, knit to within last two stitches before marker, k2tog, sl marker, knit to last 3 st, k2tog, knit 1
Continue working this decrease row every 4th row twice. Then every other row 5 times. Bind off all remaining st. (Should be 12)
Make two of the above.
Sew side seams up to 1 1/2″. Leave 4 1/2″ open on each side for spout and handle. Sew the top 3″ opening
Make three 3-4″ I-cord ropes in same colors with one additional color. Stitch them into coiled loops on top.