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Obsession and excitment.

A while ago Kate Davies released a pattern for a cover for a mini hot water bottle cover, and it's lovely. I really, really wanted to knit it, but it was only available as a kit, and I'm on a yarn fast. Also, and for full disclosure, the kits are fairly hard to come by, I looked. I do have, in my stash,the perfect yarn for this project - the last lot of Travelling with Miss Babs yarn came with a pattern for colourwork mittens, but this is Melbourne, and while I do need a hot water bottle, mittens are never required. It took me a while to track down a mini hot water bottle, but today I found one! (It came with a revolting acrylic cover, which i threw out and we shall never mention again)

I figured I would either reverse engineer Kate's design, or put together something - hot water bottle covers aren't that hard to design. But, when I went to Ravelry to get the pattern link, I discovered that the pattern is now available as a PDF. So, if I want, I can knit the pattern as written, which I'll probably do, since I'm basically too lazy to design for myself. I'm super excited, and I'm going to be really cosy this winter, with a mini hot water bottle to snuggle with on the couch,.


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Look what I found!!

I was putting away the yarn from my mothers ASJ, which I have finished - it's having a bath right now, and I found this blue yarn:

Now, I'm pretty sure that the yarn I left at book club a month ago was Patonyle in navy, and that's what this is too! Either way, it is an exact match:

That's the old yarn and the one I just found, together, and they are the exact same colour!

There is only 13 grams, so I don't know if it will be enough to finish both sleeves, and the  iCord front, but if it is I won't have to wait another month to declare this project done!