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

cabled hot water bottle cover.


Libi said...

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

Kate said...

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 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.