Wednesday, January 13, 2010

BEST guarantee...

... of a thaw, seems to me, is knitting of a hot water bottle cover... I'm sure that by the time I do the decreases on this one over the next day or so, and knit its polo-neck sweater, the weather will be balmy and springlike. Surely tempting fate has to work the other way round sometime or other?

I haven't used a hot water bottle since a very cold winter 22 years ago... They didn't have Dream in Color Classy then... and hot water bottles came wrapped in very bad pseudo-polar-fleece from Boots (one cerise, one turquoise, IIRC)...


Interestingly, three people on the train asked me what I was knitting and said how beautiful the colours were. Dyers, take note - normally I get No Attention Whatever, and I think I usually use pretty yarns...

3 comments:

jessinohio said...

Those colors are quite striking. I believe I had some sock yarn last year that was almost the exact same color, and even had the same sort of pattern when knitted up. Totally different brand though. Anyway, looks like a lovely hot water bottle cover. Hoping you wont actually need it too much!

Ros said...

Love it - fantastic colours and lovely design - good night at IKnit - sorry you were not there. Apparently Maurice has had a nasty fall in the snow and has broken a hip - I am going to do some detecting tomorrow to try and track him down and find out how he is. Ros

Rosie said...

OOh, that looks great (the colours seem to sing) AND it does seem to have caused the weather to take a turn for the better, too. Inspired.