Monday, August 28, 2006

Hot water bottle cover

One of my co-workers asked me to knit her a hot water bottle cover. She's a librarian, a lawyer, a musician, and one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. So of course I made her one!
She picked the yarn, Muench Tessin (43% superwash wool, 35% acrylic, 22% cotton). It was fun to knit with, though bulky yarn is always very hard on my fingers. The end result is worth it, though. It's the

BAWK
cabled hot water bottle cover.

8 comments:

Libi said...

That is really cute...great job and what a good friend you are.

Kate said...

wow
great job from and for a good friend

aurora said...

Very lovely! And you're also lovely for making it for her :-)

Stilaholic Nartian knits said...

How fun! Nice job.

Happy belated birthday btw! And 30 is the new 20, you know. ;) Of course, I'm only saying that so I can also say 40 is the new 30. :P

Cute progress on Samantha too! I still need to make dd2 one. But thank goodness Kate Gilbert has it sized up to 6 yrs, so I have 4 years to procrastinate.

Zonda said...

That is too cute! A sweater for the hot water bottle! Nice job! :)

Rain said...

It looks great, I love the flecks of colour in the yarn. It looks really cosy

adore_one said...

batty i saw your draft post in the SD kal and I wanted to tell you that I just saw berroco soft twist and it looked like it would have a good drape and the dark brown color was REALLY pretty. It has a bit of shine too. I have never knit with that yarn but I got it for a knitting nature pattern...it is still on order.

the waterbottle cover is really cute.

also did you get the stitchmarkers? I am starting to just stress because I am a spaz that way ;)

Batty said...

Thanks! It was fun and fast, and the recipient is getting it tomorrow. I'm sure it will be appreciated.

adore_one, I'm fairly sure the stitch markers have arrived. I just haven't gotten around to posting pictures on the swap blog because I'm speed-knitting an SP gift.
Thanks for the heads up on the Berroco Soft Twist. I'll have to check it out.

Isn't Knitting Nature the coolest, most awesome book? I look at her work and immediately feel inspired.