The entries for the Royal Melbourne Show's Great Tea Cosy Swap are due tonight, so I'm taking a drive after work into the Showgrounds to drop mine off.
I made the Love Tea Cosy from Rowan using some Bendigo Woollen Mills Classic 8ply in Silver.
I have made a very lacklustre attempt at effort for this entry, I'm a tad ashamed to say. I thought the yarn/pattern combo would be more complimentary, but the reality is that 8ply just isn't thick enough for a tea cosy.
On top, this pattern isn't lined so it is structurally is "floppy". For the positive, it's a large cosy, and it used up the last of this wool out of my stash. Plus it's another finished item for my 24in12 challenge.
That lace heart with bobbles was a b!tch to knit, though! So much so, I only did it on one side.
Not my finest moment, in Show entry history...
ETA: I dropped my entry off last night, and the volunteers manning the drop-off point could not have been more lovely! Totally wasn't as daunting as I was imagining, and definitely gives me confidence to do a competition entry next year. I think I'd worked myself up about my entry being judged, which was silly and couldn't have been further from the truth.
While I was there, I asked how the "swap" part of this exhibition was going to work, and the steward told me all our tickets will be put in a hat, and they will draw them out and assign to a tea cosy - totally random. I love this! I'm super excited to see what tea cosy I end up with, too!!