As I approach an older age, I will wear lace, lace, lace. No, not just the weathered and beige, all kinds and colors and styles; even the funny ones that bring on big smiles!
I will wear it as much and as often as I can, some made by machine and some made by hand. While making my outer shell look gentle and refined, it is covering the flaws of old age and time.
Tea Cozies - Over the teapot
cozies are used for covering teapots, which allows for
hot tea longer than with a bare teapot. Cozies also dress up your table
and give it a bit of nostalgia. Some are made with side openings for
the spout and handle to fit through and some fit over the entire
teapot. All cozies I make are my own designs. Many tea cozies made by
other people are made without lining, but I feel they need that
finishing touch and extra warmth of a lining. I line all of my tea
cozies. I also feel a cozy is not complete without a topper. I usually
make a loop on the top of the tea cozy and hang a removable decoration
on this loop. I suggest a drip catcher should be used on the spout so
the cozy does not stain from tea.
legend of the first tea cozy began when a farmer reached across the
table; his hat fell off and landed over the teapot on the table. The
teapot was kept warm and cozy due to the hat, so the farmer's wife
knitted a cover for the teapot and called it a cozy.