As it is July, many of you may not be thinking of cozy warm things, but rather sunbathing and swimming. Before we know it the weather will be changing and we will long for things to keep us warm, aside from a good cuppa. Thinking ahead, why not make a hot water bottle cover? Ravelry’s Madmoon (her Ravelry handle) really put some thought into her water bottle. Here is what she had to say regarding her awesome water bottle cover:
I asked her, What inspired you to come up with the pattern?
“A friend in Ravelry was complaining about her hands being sore. She was using a hot water bottle to relieve some of that soreness. She mentioned the need for a cover for it. I thought about it for a day or two then got measurements and started just doodling and coming up with a general shape. I knew she was a fan of Dr. Who and the TARDIS just lends itself to squarish things. The cover has a front flap so she could stick her hands inside to warm both sides at once. It really is bigger on the inside. I just took a few notes as I went along. After it was finished, more people wanted a pattern. It wasn’t until I donated one toward a benefit auction that I tweaked my notes and a pattern was born.”
What yarn did you make it out of, needles?
I used some wool I had purchased years ago for another project that ended up being done with a different yarn. Most of it is Cleckheaton Nature Merino 8 ply in DK weight and and some scraps for the windows and lettering. I used size 8 needles (5 mm). It’s a pretty quick knit.
Do you have a favorite knit shop?
I love all yarn shops. The one I went to the most is now closed. I tend to buy a lot of my yarn at festivals and shows.
How and when did you start knitting?
I taught myself to knit from a book about 30 years ago. My first project was a top down raglan sleeved sweater. I guess I didn’t know sweater knitting isn’t exactly a good first project.
Well MadMoon, I could not think of a better accessory to sit down and watch Doctor Who with on a cold winter night. If you’d like to make your own deluxe Tardis water bottle cover, her pattern can be found on Ravelry. This pattern does cost $5.00 USD, but I’d say it was well worth it. So knitters, now’s the time to start knitting your own deluxe Tardis water bottle cover so it will be done just in time for the cooler weather.
If you know of any cool British related knits or crafts that you’d like to see Anglotopia feature let us know about it!