Tea and memories

Once upon a time, in a life far, far away…. I spent a month travelling around Germany, just me and my bicycle.  Tucked under the German border to Denmark is the tiny island of Sylt.  In between cycling along the beaches, I stopped by a small outdoor market, where I fell in love with a hank of glorious fluffy red-purple variegated handspun yarn.  And now this yarn has finally become a lovely tea cozy to use every morning, a practical memento from a wonderful adventure.

First time around, this yarn became a hat.  Densely knit, heavy, and lovely.  I wore it for years, despite being too big and too warm.  Eventually it ended up in the drawer, unused but not unloved.

 A bit kinked after frogging, but what's not to love about these colors?!?

A bit kinked after frogging, but what's not to love about these colors?!?

 
 My lovely little tea cozy

My lovely little tea cozy

Repurposed and Reborn

I’ve been completely reorganizing my fiber stash, frogging* all the UFOs that will never be finished.  Delightfully cathartic.  During this process, the hat resurfaced.  But this time, I had An Idea, a useful way to use the yarn that will allow me to connect with travelling adventures.

 My new tea cozy, alongside the French press cozy featuring some of my handspun yarn (Trønder grå).  This pair will help me on my way every morining!

My new tea cozy, alongside the French press cozy featuring some of my handspun yarn (Trønder grå).  This pair will help me on my way every morining!

I now have knit a tea cozy for the pot I use every morning, much reminiscent of that ribbed hat.  The tassel is from the old hat, but the heart button is new.  I love this little tea cozy and look forward to dreaming about upcoming adventures over my morning cuppa.

*”frogging” means taking apart or unravel a knit item.  Or, as frogs say, “rip-it, rip-it.”