Books that inspired me during my trip: 2. Tea Cozies 2. In all of my knitting life, I have only made 1/2 of a tea cozy. But it was so much fun, I still have the knitted piece on the bulletin board in my office. I love the whimsical spirit of tea cozies and their coziness. I love that ostensibly reserved Brits dress their teapots up as owls, gardens, birds, cows, and anything crazy that strikes their fancy.