Not quite a knitted tea cosy, but seriously cute and took very very little of my time. More gems from the Arigurumi book previously mentioned. So I very happily posted these off yesterday and am hoping someone takes a fancy to them and donates some money to the research cause at the same time.
Meanwhile, the something for me cause still looms large. So I have been working merrily away on Kim Miller's Infinity Scarf (pattern here on knitpicks). This is a BIG experiment for me as I am using entirely the wrong wool for the job. Her pattern used gloss sock yarn (so fingering weight or 4 ply) and I am using Sirdar Juicy DK - a gorgeously strokey bamboo and cotton blend. However, I did a test of the tension and it seemed pretty much OK, and the Juicy is pretty thing for a DK (meant to be around 8 ply). It is a lovely soft greyish colour and feels lovely. Bit of a bother to crochet as the strands happily separate at the slightest manipulation, but am getting around that mostly fine and I figured the different wool won't really matter as long as I end up with something that goes around my neck. I guess a scarf doesnt really need to be super duper accurate.
Anyway, this one is a work in progress but the progress is making me very happy. I really love it already. I still have to decide (once it's finished) whether to add the crochet edging and fringes. I have a feeling I will add the edge but not the fringe but it's hard to tell until I am closer to that point.
Anyway, best get on with it so I can wear it while we still have winter (I know it just started but I am terrible for becoming distracted). There was another FO today but that will have to wait...