The tea cosy and hotpad are completely finished and awaiting their labels. I used the dyed skein to do a blanket stitch around the hotpad.
Then I did a herringbone stitch along the decrease lines of the tea cosy because I just didn't feel that they looked right. The stitching pulls the cosy together, don't ya think? I knitted about 2" of I-cord for the top loop and fastened that securely to the cosy. Then I did blanket stitch around the bottom of the cosy to help the felted and slightly-curled edge to flatten a bit and match the hotpad.
|Closeup of tea cosy stitching|
And here's the "official" photo of the finished set. I understand that the bidding for the guild items went well, and I shall turn over my creations to the winning bidder on Wednesday morning. Glad another fiber person will have these to use and treasure!