Well, the hot water bottle cover which was started in my last post, is complete. It went through various stages of course, before I was happy with it!
Here is the front and back (excuse the lighting - I was playing around with a daylight lamp!).
|This picture shows the rather peculiar pattern.|
|Front and back sewn together with some ribbon to hold it in place around the neck of the bottle.|
|With hot water bottle inside!|
If I'm honest, I'm more inclined towards guerilla crafting than following rules, and this was a great opportunity to just do my own thing without the fuss of measuring etc! I gathered together the necessary materials: the cover so I could get the size right, some newspaper to use for a pattern (of types!) and some lining fabric which was a 50p very large skirt I'd bought from a charity shop last summer - such a bargain, full length cotton skirt with a thinner cotton lining! I had bought it with a moment like this in mind. There is still plenty left for further projects!
|Newspaper, cover and lining fabric.|
|By sheer chance, the bottle and lining are the same colour!|
|I found some thread which was pretty close in colour - hilariously it is called Scarlet Glow - I hope this is how I feel when I use the hot water bottle in this cover!|
|... and pinned it in place, then hand sewed it onto the knitting right at the top.|
|Once it was sewn in place it looked like this with the top folded down, ...|
|... and like this when looking inside.|
|Looking forward to ...|
|... feeling warmer tonight :-)|
God willing, I'll be posting this on Ginny's yarn along - why not check it out and discover lots of amazing knitting projects!