Tea on the go

Nothing is better on a cold day, than a comforting cup of tea! This simple knit teabag pouch is perfect for carrying 2 or 3 tea bags and a couple of packets of sugar. No more searching at the bottom of my bag for a tea bag.  Now everything I need is together.

I found a free pattern written by Julie Tarsha.  I used bits of leftover cotton yarn and in no time my tea bag pouch was complete.  You can find the pattern at Simply Notable.com

Now I must run. It’s time to put my feet up, and enjoy a cup of tea.

Teapot Dishcloth

Do you ever get songs stuck in your head while knitting. Maybe it’s just me, but I could not help but sing “I’m a little teapot, short and stout…” while knitting up this dishcloth.

Teapot dishcloth

Using a pair of size 6 needles and a skein of Torrent Blue cotton yarn by Bernat, I tackled the free teapot pattern I found on Ravelry by Louise Sarrazin (here). I did alter the edge of the pattern to create a smoother edge. On each row I slipped the first stitch purl-wise. The final product was much larger than I was anticipating, approximately 10 x 10 inches before being washed. Hopefully it will shrink a little when I wash it the first time and will be able to fit into my drawer.  This pattern knitted up quickly and easily and the final product is quite lovely.

Now to brew me another cup of hot tea on this cold winter day and start my next project.