I went shopping on my lunch break today and found (finally!) a teapot for T's grandmother, so now the knitting of the cozy can begin! The pot is cute -- too bad it will be 'dressed' most of the time! and another plus, the brown on the pot is a perfect match for the brown stripes in the Natural Geranium yarn. How lucky!
I am about halfway done the first side of the Tea Cozy ... it is knitting pretty fast (in a 2 x 2 rib - nothing fancy!) I am looking forward to finishing it up and moving on to the hot water bottle cover ... not sure why, but I have been wanting to make one for MONTHS! I think they are so cute (and practical -- I hate the scalding feeling of the hot bottle directly on me, and it's even worse in the morning with a cold , clammy water bottle touching your foot or on your belly! YUCKO!)
When I was a kid, we lived in a big , old house with no heat upstairs in the bedrooms - in winter, it was so cold in the mornings you could see your breath and there would be frost on the walls. Anyhow, Mom would pile our beds up with blankets (so many they were a real weight on you as you slept), flannel sheets and flannel or fleece footed Jammies to help us not be cold at night, and to help us to get into the icy cold beds, about a half hour before, she would run upstairs with about 4 glass pint rum bottles filled with hot water and put them in our beds -- they would burn your foot if you bumped them early in the night, so she would slip each of the bottles into a wool sock -- not fancy, but it worked! Maybe that's why I like the idea of the fancy-schmancy hotwater bottle cover. Not sure if that's why ... but I really am looking forward to making one!
* Edit: Blogger decided to allow me to post pictures! Yay!