This cozy has everything - stranded colourwork, vikkel braids, i-cord, steeks and corrugated ribbing. I was so excited when it was finished! I hurried over to the cupboard and grabbed my teapot so I could do a photo shoot and put pictures of my project on Ravelry and my blog. When I slipped the cozy over my teapot I was so disappointed. It was huge! My teapot looked like a small child playing dress-up with grown-up clothes. My teapot is a 6 cup size, and clearly this cozy was designed for an 8 cup teapot. This is where the title to this post comes in. There was no way this tea cozy was going to sit in a drawer, unused and neglected. After giving it some thought - well, okay, not really, I had wanted one of these for ages - I ordered a British Brown Betty teapot to accompany my tea cozy.
I was probably exaggerating about this being the world's most expensive cozy, but with the addition of the new teapot it's definitely the most expensive one I own. It's also my new favourite.