Tag Archives: Drops muskat

A nice pot of tea

I am definitely of the, rather old fashioned, view that the nicest cup of tea is made in a pot. So it was a pleasure to have the chance to make a teapot cosy for a friend recently:

The colours are based on my Orla cushion which sits in pride of place in the same friend’s kitchen. Some of the original colours have been discontinued, so one or two modifications had to be made, along with a change in stitch to provide more insulation. The final colours chosen were Drops Muskat vanilla yellow (30), sky blue (76), light yellow (07), red (12), and taupe (24). I made it in (UK) double crochet on a 4.5mm hook, using a paper pattern from the teapot measurements. If all goes well it should be warming a nice pot of tea shortly!

Thanks to Orla

Thanks to Orla Kiely For the colour inspiration for this cushion cover. See here
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The yarn is Drops muskat in vanilla yellow, sky blue, light yellow, rust, khaki and medium grey, and the whole thing was made in crossed trebles on a 5mm hook. This time I did remember to incorporate an opening, and there are some cute red buttons to finish it off:
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Two stars and a wish

If any of you are involved in the world of education you will recognise the title as a form of feedback given to learners. The intention is to celebrate what has been done well (the two stars) and give some direction as to what could be done better (the wish). So in the spirit of formative assessment here is some feedback to myself on the finished bag:

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Feedback: Good choice of cotton yarn for bag project, and it was a good idea to use an old plastic folder to stiffen the base. Next time practice the technique for making colour changes at the end of rows, to see if an invisible join can be achieved.
Made in Drops Muskat cotton in Light olive, Light blue-purple, Purple-blue and Purple on a 5mm hook.

In the bag

In-case you were still guessing the photo in my last post was of the base of my new bag.

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It should end up as a shoulder bag, but right now it is proving quite useful for carrying my yarn around!
Made in Drops Muskat cotton in Light olive, Light blue-purple, Purple-blue and Purple on a 5mm hook.