Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Spring Time Hottie

There is something so delicious about being able to make something practical and pretty out of the basic stitches that I know. So far this has equated to plenty of baby blankets of varying styles for friends and family, all the flowers at our wedding, the odd boho-hairband and now these. 

I made this as a gift for my Aunt's special birthday and took inspiration at the fauna in bloom at the beginning of April. It just so happened to also be Chocolate Weekend, hence the mini eggs. These did not last long -  especially the ones that were left over from the party. 

I literally drank them out of the glass.

I need to become more confident in my crochet skills and despite falling behind with the raised voice declaration of "I shall get my head the hell around Amigurumi this May!! I SHALL!!" It turns out, I shall not.

 I am, however, confident in making these hot-bot covers.

An idea which makes use of those little scrappy bits you have in your work basket, I changed mine slightly to a squared off pattern  and worked the neck whilst the bottle was in place (read: my skills don't quite stretch to increase/decrease -  so I shut my eyes and hope for the best).

Adapted from #GrannyHottie by Foxs Lane, I have made a few of these now and they are becoming a firm favourite to whip up. Especially at this time of year when I can pick up the actual hot water bottle for a snip of the price. 

That said -  May it may be, but warm it ain't -  and I have a feeling I shall be getting my own one out this evening.

Mmmmmmm -  snuggly!

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