Some time ago Knit Now magazine asked for submissions for ideas for knitted projects on a literary theme.
I have always liked the poem The Old Vicarage at Grantchester by Rupert Brooke, and the sense of timeless Englishness it conveys. If you want to read the whole poem, it is here, but it is the last lines that stick in my head:
Stands the Church clock at ten to three
And is there honey still for tea?
The lines often run through my head on a wintery day. As every knitter knows, tea and knitting are inseparable, so I came up with the idea for the Honey for Tea Cosy. It is featured in this month’s edition of Knit Now. (Issue 18)
The cosy is knit in double thickness Jamiesons 2ply jumper weight yarn in a gorgeous honey colour. The double thickness makes the cosy good and thick to keep your tea hot. The honeycomb pattern is easy to do and the honeycomb shapes become smaller around the top of the cosy, which is gathered up with an i-cord.
The cosy is decorated with little bees – what else would you have flying around a honeycomb?
There is also a pattern for a little coaster on which to stand your teacup.
The pattern will eventually be available from my shop, but until then you will have to buy the magazine!
Now, it must nearly be time for tea….