I spotted this beauty and was seized by a strange desire to knit a tea cozy. Even though I basically never use a tea pot (I make a single cup at a time). Chalk it up to the cuteness of what is essentially a sweater for something that doesn't normally wear a sweater, and the impeccable colourwork on that particular tea cozy, I guess. Or maybe it's the hunkering-down-in-February mood?
Lucky for me, there are a loooooot of options for free tea cozy patterns on Ravelry:
That retro pineapple one is AMAZING, guys! And it comes in a knit or a crocheted version, so anyone can do it. And I like the way the Stripes and Dots one includes shaping for the spout -- not entirely necessary, but it sure makes your teapot look even comfier. The thing that I think would be the biggest headache is if you have an oddly-sized teapot and have to adjust the pattern to fit.
Left image by Knit Culture Studio, right image by Sabrina Thompson