Friday, 3 October 2014

Harvest Mice

This is a project which was started a year ago and it has taken all this time to finish it.  The pattern was purchased through Ravelry and I thought that it was such a sweet tea cosy for autumn.

One of the reasons for the delay in completion was the great difficulty in finding any beads of an appropriate size/colour for the mouse eyes.  I bought some which I thought were black only to discover that they were actually purple once I got them home and out of the packet.  I hesitated to give them purple eyes, so I was then back to searching for black ones.

Now that it is completed, I can't actually bring myself to use it in case the tea drips on the cosy and  spoils it, so for now, I am using it for display purposes only.  I'm very pleased with the results though.


Tracy said...

oh my goodness... how sweet!!! This is just adorable, Marie! Somethings are well worth the wait. ;o) Good to catch up on your latest posts after being a little less online recently... Happy Days ((LOVE & HUGS))

VintagePretty said...

Hi Marie,

What a beautiful tea-cosy - and just in time for harvest, too! Your knitting is immaculate and the mice are perfect. Well done you!

Is harvest festival celebrated in Canada as much as it is/was over here? I keep thinking that I miss the old traditional harvest festival services, so I should really make an effort to go to one this year. :)

Best wishes,

Rosie said...

It was worth the wait for the little black beady eyes - what a super tea cosy I think I'd keep it for decorative purposes only too:)

Candytuft Corner said...

Tracy - thanks for your kind comment. I agree that this project was worth the wait.

Marie x

Candytuft Corner said...

Tash - Thanksgiving is the Canadian equivalent of harvest festival when families give thanks for their blessings. It is not a church-based festival though.

I miss those days a lot - somehow the events on the church's calendar marked the rhythm of the year and the seasons in the UK and they were embedded in the culture. I think that it gave a sense of belonging, which I don't feel here.

Marie x

Candytuft Corner said...

Rosie - thanks for visiting. It was an enjoyable project and I'm very happy with the results.

Marie x