It was either the last finished project of 2011 or the first finished project of 2012 ( I can't remember). I guess since it technically wasn't felted until this week that it qualifies as a 2012 project.
I needed a new tea cozy once the scorched tea cozy finally completely fell apart. It had been subjected to more scorching episodes after that initial unexplained injury. When one of Wool and Honey's Twelve Knits of Christmas projects was a tea cozy, I logged in and ordered the kit.
My finished tea cozy was a bit too big for my Brown Betty and felting was called for. I've had mixed results felting in my front loader and my plan was to borrow your washing machine one day. I continued to use the cozy in its too big state, but started worrying that it might end up in the same scorched condition as its predecessor if I continued using it all floppy. My impatience got the better of me and I had a go at felting in my front loader, deciding I'd make another if my felting attempt failed.
Happily, it did not, (although any more time in the machine and it may have ended up too small) and now I have a perfectly thick, well-fitted, warm cozy for my tea pot.
Hot tea + Girl Scout Trefoil cookies = Bliss.