With any luck, my tea cosy swap pal will receive her package today! A quick sneak preview for you of the knitted items:
Dishcloth or pot mat – this is the travelling vines pattern – I used 8ply/DK cotton and 4.5mm sticks – it turned out perhaps a little small for a good dishcloth, but very pretty I think.
It’s amazing what a difference blocking can make!Pot Holder – this was a bit of a leap of faith on my part – didn’t use a pattern for the pot holder (clearly, had a pattern for the knitted bit!) so I’m fairly pleased with how my limited sewing skills went on this!
I machine sewed the fabric and wadding (you might even say I quilted it!! Heh!) and bias binding on, and then handsewed the knitted square (which is really a parallelogram!).Quite pleased with the matching leaf fabric which I bought after finishing the knitted part!