Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Inherited Yarn #1

I was very blessed to receive a large amount of yarn from my kind sister-in-law when she inherited a vast amount of yarn, craft books and many other similar items when her mother-in-law passed away in 2014.  It's been quite exciting to delve into it and see what I can make.  Last year I used some to make a blanket for my step grandmother, and the gold coloured charms hanging on some of these felt baubles were also part of my inherited stash.
Wanting to continue to make progress with the stash, I had a look through the large bags after New Year and found two beautifully knitted sleeves (adult size), but they were alone - I didn't know what the pattern was and therefore couldn't complete the project, so I unravelled the yarn and have started to repurpose it.  I think that the yarn for one sleeve will be enough for me to complete this hot water bottle cover.  The pattern is from this book by Debbie Bliss (although I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have paid £15 for it so it is probably available more cheaply elsewhere).

I have completed the front and am making progress on the back.  I am still undecided as to whether to make a lining for it.  Hopefully I will finish this project before the weather improves so I can use it!

God willing, I will post this onto Ginny's Yarn Along later today.


  1. What a lovely gift to have! Using the wool from the body-less sleeves is a great thing to do. I'm interested to see the finished hot water bottle cover. There are so many different ways to make a cover, and I'm never sure what kind I really think is best, for a knitted cover.

  2. Just about to write a post on the finished hot water bottle cover, Christine - thank you for being interested! I don't know about all the ways there are to knit a cover, but this one is knit the front, knit the back and sew them together! Towards the top you drop a needle size (5mm to 4mm) for a certain number of rows to help with the tying up section. Hopefully the pictures in my next post will be better at explaining it than I am!