We have had a cold and wet winter. I admit that it was not cold by the standards of many places, but for a usually warm place where few residents have central heating or double glazing, it felt cold to us.
So, I have been sleeping in my flannel PJs and bedsocks, and filling a hot-water bottle most nights. With all that excess yarn hanging about the house, a knitted hottie cover seemed an obvious thing to make, so I made two.
Of course, now that I have finished these, the first of the spring weather has hit us. Today has been lovely and sunny. This morning, my granny and I drove to the beach and had a coffee while sitting on a park bench in the sunshine. In the north of England and Scotland, today’s weather might be called a heatwave. Here, we call it late winter or early spring!
Recently, I confessed that I still have 1.4 kg of this yarn left, and I still have 1.4 kg of this yarn left as these two covers were not included in that total. I was blocking these when I made my calculations. Now, however, I have a plan for the rest of that leftover yarn: a crocheted blanket. In a moment of craziness, I ordered two more colours to liven things up a bit. Buying yet more yarn to use up what I have might seem a bit backward, but I have been knitting with the same three colours for almost three years, and I am desperately in need of variety.
The details of this project are on my Ravelry page.