I love the whimsy put into some designs. Kids patterns are great for this. Fun for the designer, the knitter and the wearer. Take a look at the tea cozy I adore and will definitely knit my own version. Get your Nicky Epstein books out! Click on photos for links on all but the first.
Not sure where I found this pic, other than I named it CH&I as a reference to remember. Beats me what the heck I was talking about! All I can say is that Patons makes a very similar one here (free pattern):
How adorable are these??? I would have to go for the sheep, myself, for obvious reasons.
And I couldn't leave out the Queen of tea cozies: Loani Prior...