Now, while I was slaving away on the Leafy Top, my Mother-in-law and knitter of over 70 years was slaving away on an Aran jumper for my Dad. I bought the wool for his father's day, and she knit it up in, I swear, about 2 months. Can we say, "talented" because she blows my mind! Anyway, he was over the moon with it, and now he wants to visit me in winter so he can wear it. Alas, he lives in Phoenix, but perhaps for not much longer..........
And if you are wondering, yes, those are my girls wearing their pj's while playing in the garden in the middle of the morning. Isn't that what summer is all about?
Now, making this a long post, here is what I originally intended to post about--hot water bottles! We have moved into a stone farmhouse out in the country, and it is wonderful. However, we call the house "the castle" because, well, it isn't the warmest place to live if I'm honest. Having grown up in Arizona and California, the notion of a hot water bottle is new to me. I jumped on it though, when I found them for sale on Amazon for £2.5 each.
Dave got his cover knit first, in black, because I had it and it seemed manly :)
The pattern is called Pure Warmth, and I found it on Ravelry. The wool is.....uhm, 20% wool, 80% acrylic but I'm not sure what brand it is any more. I've got to keep better track of labels..............
Mine is up next, I've got no interest in it now though and I've moved on to other things. I know as it gets colder I'll pick it up again. If only I had another set of hands!
Here is where I hop: