A better woman would have knitted that swatch so the new knitted mug cozy she worked on over the weekend would turn out right, and she could thus share a photo of it with her dear friends in Blogland. Well, guess what? Instead, we are simply going to share the new magazine that contains the pattern.
As a bit of a newbie knitter, I was familiar with the name of designer Debbie Bliss. When I saw there's a new knitting magazine bearing her name, I flipped through it and came across this lovely set of tea cozies for teapots and tea mugs. Don't miss the adorable sweater-shaped egg cup cozies at right. If I were a more advanced knitter I would definitely try those. As it is, I think I'll just work on selecting the right yarn and working that swatch next time. Meanwhile, this issue is on newsstands NOW, so tea-loving knitters, be advised.
I should have tried the crochet project I had on hand instead. Thanks to reader Gerri, I learned the Nov/Dec 2008 issue of Crochet Today has a pattern for this tea set for a child, crocheted in metallic silver thread. I wanted to crochet this before I blogged about it, but over the weekend I realized that if I wait until then, the magazine will probably have disappeared from the newsstand. So, my fellow crocheters, get those hooks and yarns ready for teatime!