Now you all know I love tea, but did you know I can knit? Well I can and do and this is the story of The Tea Cosy fit for a Bishop. Well sort of.
So while I was ill, a tweet came up from The Bishop's Palace in Wells who have a rather lovely cafe in the grounds. All run by the glamorous Jamie and his team who bake wonderful cakes, sandwiches, lunches and all manner of amazing things. Well, in the spirit of bringing back afternoon teas to the cafe they devised a competition and invited anyone to knit a tea cosy for the cafe's teapots. As I was off the scrapbooking and felt I needed to do something creative I thought, what the heck and put on my thinking cap.
I decided I wanted to make a beehive teacosy and trawled the Internet looking for a cool design which I found here at Debi Birkin's shop. I had downloaded a pattern of a Nurse Bear before so thought there would be a great tea cosy design here too, and yes there was. So I hit the wool stash and began the task of knitting a cosy, bees and flowers and here's how it looked..................
Taadah, the final cosy with added bees and flowers..........................
I entered into the competition and came joint second. How exciting! It
was lovely to feel that my therapy make was good enough for a prize. I
won a lovely little teapot, some English grown loose leaf Earl Grey tea
and a massive handmade carrot cake. Yummy.