good grief, i know it's only early september, but i'm already thinking about winter knitting/crocheting. besides the half-ton of baby stuff that i'm going to work on (including log cabin blanket #2), i think i will FINALLY make myself a hot water bottle cozy. i first got hip to using hot water bottles to warm the bed when i spent a semester in london back in the dark ages (okay well it was only 1996). it was fall semester and i was there from early september thru late december, right before christmas. dude, those england winters are COLD...makes ohio seem almost balmy! anyway, i soon figured out that a hot water bottle filled with hot hot hot water and wrapped in a towel really helps keep a girl warm all thru the night, and even allowed me to keep sleeping in my birthday suit (okay maybe that was an overshare!). seems like every year around this time, i get a little "london-sick" and nostalgic about the awesome time i had there. a hot water bottle cozy is a lot sexier than a towel so i think i'll make it my business to make one. i thought i'd share some of the knit and crochet patterns available on the web:
BAWK hot water bottle cozy
Felted hot water bottle cover
Hot Water Bottle Cover (craftbits)
Hot Water Bottle Cozy (blue sky alpacas)
Tartan hot water bottle cover (Panda Yarns)
well, then, now i should get back to watching the sound of music (which is one of my very favorite movies!) good night, friends, and happy knitting!