Monday, December 18, 2006


My inner old lady won out.

I have no idea if this is going to work. I'm going to use the "Two for Tea" pattern on page 251 of Debbie Stoller's Stitch 'N' Bitch Nation. It calls for knitting two pieces flat and sewing them together. But I wanted to practice fair isle a little, so I'm knitting this one in the round. But how to knit this in the round and still carry the pattern across the necessary holes for the handle and spout? Steeks.

I'm in way over my head on this one. But I'm intrigued by steeks, and why not cut my teeth (and yarn!) on something small like this rather than wait until I'm working on some fancy-ass sweater?

Clicking on the picture will take you to the Flickr site where you can find details about the materials being used. Wish me luck.


  1. Steeks?!?? You are so brave. Can you get enough done to cut while I'm there? Man, that would be exciting.

  2. Fair Isle and steeks, all for a tea cozy? You need to take that teapot with you everywhere! And I'm tagging you for the "weird meme"....

  3. As Eli loves to say.. "Whoooooo Doggie!"