Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Words and Wool

This week I'm beginning with the "wool" part of this post. I've just created my very first pattern! It's for this Jubilee Union Jack Tea Cozy. I wanted to make something for the upcoming Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. This is what I decided on and I'm so pleased with it!

The tea cozy is based on granny squares and was fast and easy to make up, except for weaving in all the little yarn ends! I can't wait to use it for our Jubilee Tea!

 As for reading, this week the kids and I finished The Captain's Dog: My Journey with the Lewis and Clark Tribe. We loved this book. It is narrated by Seaman, the dog who accompanied the Corps of Discovery on their journey to find the northwest passage. I was excited to see how excited the children got about learning about this expedition. We are planning to end our school year tomorrow with our very own Lewis and Clark Expedition.

For more posts about reading and yarn, hop over to Ginny's for the Yarn Along.

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Anonymous said...

I love the tea cozy! Where did you get the crown?

Emily said...

I love the idea of a tea cozy! But I don't even own a tea pot. Way to go creating your own pattern!

Charis's Mum said...

Impressive! If only I knew how to crochet, I would buy the pattern and make it. I have two teapots and drink at least 2 cups of tea/day. When my Granny was alive, she sent over 440 tea bags from Northern Ireland at least 2-3 times/year; she HATED American tea.

harmony and rosie said...

I think you're more patriotic than we are!! ;)
Love your tea cozy.
Happy weekend x

...they call me mommy... said...

I love your tea cozy! :)

tea cozy said...

Wow - what a deal!!! Nice find.