My Pastor's wife asked me, "Do you think you could knit a hottie cover for me?
I laughed and said, "Do you mean a hot water bottle cover?"
She laughed, too & said that in the UK where they were missionaries for several years that they were called "Hotties". My Pastor & his family like to use a hot water bottles for extra warmth on cold days & for aches & pains.
So, now that I have the Hottie cover mystery solved, I looked online for a pattern. I found a very nice free pattern by Red Heart: Hot Water Bottle Cover by Red Heart. I picked this pattern, because it looked simple enough and it has cables. Did I mention that I love working with cables?
I used 2 Cirs, size 9 to knit & I used some leftover yarn from my stash. I think that it might be Caron's Simply Soft in off-white.
Instead of sewing up the bottom seam as per the directions in the pattern, I knitted eyelets, K2tog, YO, then knitted 1 more row. I started knitting the drawstring by trying to knit an i-cord, but my stitches were just too wonky. I ended up using my daughter's French Spool Knitter that she had a kid.
I kind of liked doing that kind of mind-less knitting for a change.
I gave my Pastor the Hottie Cover this afternoon and he was really pleased with it & he said, "Wow! It's so soft. This is really nice. Thank you!"
It might be awhile before I blog again. I'm having cataract surgery in my right eye tomorrow, so I don't know I'll be approved to look at a computer screen.
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