Ringwood is just full of surprises....
I dunno about you guys, but I just adore tea cosies. I have a teapot, that I almost never use, opting for the quick-fix teabag almost every time. But cosies, well, I love them, they're special, and it's so easy to convince myself that I really will find some ingenious use for them to justify the purchase.
I had a friend once, who was undergoing chemotherapy and used to sew up the sides of vintage cosies and wear them as hats, or, more precisely, head cosies. Fortunately, he was very beautiful, despite the ravages of chemo, and managed look mighty hip with his head swaddled in pink and green blackberry stitch (hard to believe, I know, but that's how very handsome he was), though I suspect that koala number may have defeated even him. He would have looked like an AWOL Wiggle.
Speaking of the koala number, this book is from some time around WWII, and as such, in the public domain ("Waste not, want not", as the war-wise Madame Weigel might say).... so if you would like to knit the koala, you can right click, choose save target as, and download it here. (these especially precise instructions are for you, Marjorie).
And I'm sure you all need one, just like I do. Very, very badly.
Happy to post more over the coming weeks, let me know if there is anything in particular that you fancy. There's even more than in the picture, but the back page is missing off the booklet, so no colour shots, I'm afraid.
Share the love, I say.