|Photo courtesy of nicasaurusrex on Flickr|
As you are probably already aware, last week we witnessed some of the most appauling behaviour from a minority (and I emphasise that it was a minority) of citizens, as they rioted, looted and quite frankly made a right show of themselves, across the country. In the face of adversity, there were, as only we could have in Britain, people on hand to offer our police officers a good cup of tea (all be it served on the back of a riot shield) to show their support for the very difficult job they had to do.
On Facebook, a group was started to encourage us all to calm down and drink a cup of tea.
So, this brings me onto my crafting. In the most recent issue of Inside Crochet there was a pattern for a magnificent tea cosy designed by the amazing Aoibhe Ni (I adore her patterns). It was unusual, funky and quirky and so I knew I had to make it. I raided my stash and found the perfect wool, as it needed to be one that would felt, and set about to make the tea cosy. It had it's outing at the Stitch 'n' Bitch I hosted with my friends (my Mum, Jo and Jan) last Friday, and was admired by all.
Inspired by making this tea cosy, I decided to have a go at desigining and making one of my own, and this is what I came up with;
It reminds me of a swimming cap from the Seventies!