Friday 13 December 2013

FO Friday 166: Igor Triumphs Again

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So when last we spoke, the mortuary slab table was strewn with body parts, but for what kind of creature ? How would it all go together, and would it end up only monstrous, or monstrously cute  ?

Here are the results of Igor's most recent experiment, so that you may judge for yourself:


The pattern was Sack of Mice Tea Cozy by Debi Birkin: and yes, I did have to buy a tinchy bit of yarn (Cygnet DK), as I simply had no shades of brown in my stash at all, let alone 50. I think my friend Susie H. may be the only person who will truly appreciate that I have actually used a color which the cruel amongst you might label as 'beige'.

I modified the pattern slightly - I used beads for the eyes instead of embroidering them, as mice have beady eyes, right ? I made whiskers, using stiff glossy embroidery thread; and I crocheted the mouse tail rather than knitted it. I also added a purty ribbon to 'tie up' the sack. It was a fairly straightforward project, but fiddly - it probably involved more sewing than it did knitting - but Titch chose it, and so therefore it Had To Be Done.

I am really pleased with how it has turned out, and have already had people requesting one for their very own - but, as this was the last of my Xmas knitting, I think I shall take a break and resume more simple knitting for the holiday period. But you know, I am open to offers which include either posh yarn or alcohol, and am pretty much a pushover for any offer that combines the two.

Pop over to Tami's Amis and see what else might be complete today  ....


  1. This is so lovely and so cute - I absolutely love it! Titch better appreciate it!

    Ali x

  2. I love it!! I have never seen such an adorable tea cozy:)

  3. Adorable!!! But it would take a lot of yarn to get me to make one. Or a lot of pre drinking!!!

  4. That's brilliant! I love the mice bursting out of the sides :) So cute!

  5. Stunning and amazing, I have never seen a cuter tea cozy!

  6. Ok, I'm not really into tea cozies (although I do love my French press cozy :) ), but that one is stupendous. Love!

  7. Despite being beige, this is possibly the most amazing thing I have seen. I am beyond impressed. (I'm knitting a beige jumper btw and I shall show you at some point).

  8. Fabulous project; I LOVE it!!!

  9. Billy Connolly says "Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cosy, does not try it on."

    This is way cool, and I'm totally wanting to wear it for a hat!


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