While my friend Beth was secretly knitting a pincushion for me, my friend Katie was secretly knitting this tea cozy for me. Or not so secretly, as the case may be: she actually worked on it while she was sitting in my house, but lied her head off and told me it was for herself. She even lied when she blogged about it, too!

So imagine my surprise when Katie came over a few days ago and handed me this:


Of course I had to test it immediately (on a pot of Darjeeling). It fits perfectly–and actually did keep the tea warm a lot longer!

I am so lucky!

(Project 363 | 2010: 22 February)

8 Responses to “Sneaky”

  1. Katie Jon 24 Feb 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Ahem…I never lied. I said I was making it for a friend, didn’t I? The blog doesn’t say anything about the recipient of the tea cozy.

    (Glad you like it!)

  2. Chrison 24 Feb 2010 at 11:33 pm

    That’s pretty sneaky! But sweet. :) And I do that to my SIL all the time about socks I’m working on.

  3. Bethon 25 Feb 2010 at 1:12 am

    Very nice. Your tea looks so cozy!

  4. Deborahon 25 Feb 2010 at 6:15 pm

    That is awesome! You’ve got some great sneaky friends! I did that to my sister too when I was knitting the Juno Regina Shawl. I took it down south with me when I visited her. Had her help me block it too. LOL I had her model it for me and you should have seen her face when I told her it was for her.

  5. Katie Jon 25 Feb 2010 at 7:31 pm

    What Marsha has failed to mention is that she too is pretty sneaky. I gave her some sock yarn for her birthday and she knit socks “for herself” in front of me, had me try one on and then gave them to me for my birthday!

  6. Knit Nurseon 26 Feb 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Ooh, what a lovely cosy! I do like a classy tea cosy, and even a vulgar one for that matter!

  7. Ginaon 27 Feb 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Love it! So do tea cozies actually keep the tea pot warmer longer? I was always curious about this!

  8. Marshaon 01 Mar 2010 at 7:14 pm

    I should point out that Katie conveniently wears the same size shoe as I do, so having her try on the sock she didn’t know I was making for her was not quite as sneaky as it might seem…
    @Knit Nurse: I have three tea pots, and I’m thinking about making cosies for the other two–something to match their “personalities.” One will definitely have to be as frilly and “vulgar” as I can manage!
    @Gina: YES! It really works!