It is often the case that summer in the Highlands requires more in the way of warm and waterproof clothing than it does sun glasses or sunscreen.
Even so I am being a little premature in starting my hot water bottle production line just now:
Made in Scheepjeswol XL in linen stitch on a 6mm hook. The colours are: Blue apatite and Amazonite, Garnet and Corundum ruby, Deep amethyst and Lilac quartz, all with Pink quartzite.
There has been a bit of a run on hot water bottles lately (well it is nearly November) so I have got the production line going, and come up with a new colourway:
Made in Scheepjeswol stonewashed xl in garnet, corundum ruby and pink quartzite on a 6mm hook. I think this one is a keeper.
I have had a request for a hot water bottle cover in neutral colours and have come up with this:
Made in linen stitch using Scheepjeswol XL in Brown agate, Yellow jasper and Moonstone on a 6mm hook. To be honest the individual colours are not really to my taste, but I think they work well together, and the linen stitch is always a favourite.
Unexpected snow this week, and a good excuse to make another hot water bottle cover. This time in blue.
Made in Scheepjeswol XL in blue apatite, amazonite and moonstone, on a 6mm hook.
It is still pretty wintry here, and it seemed like a good time to try a different colour-way for my tweed effect hot water bottle cover.
Made in Scheepjeswol stonewashed XL in black onyx, smokey quartz and moonstone on a 6mm hook. One cover needs 1 ball of each colour. The stitch is my ‘three colour moss stitch’ but I have seen it called ‘linen stitch’ elsewhere. Pattern available on request.
This is a lovely phrase which people use up here meaning to nestle or snuggle in, and it describes exactly what this hot water bottle cover is for.
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It is so soft and snuggly, that I defy anyone not to feel comforted by it’s warm presence.
Made in Scheepjeswol XL in moonstone, deep amethyst and lilac quartz. Using moss stitch and a 6mm hook, it took 1 ball of each colour. No pattern yet – I just started with a hot water bottle and crocheted round it! Let me know if you would like one…