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Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Hooray! Something cosy, snuggly and warm is finally finished!

Hello everyone! 
In one of my last posts I showed you a picture of a small project I started some time ago. A small project relating to autumn and winter, something I am in very need when it is getting cold. Something that is almost essential for me to be able to get a good sleep. Something for my cold feet...

An old-fashioned hot water bottle cover! 


When I was blog surfing a while ago I came across the really lovely blog of Kate called 'Foxs Lane'. A few weeks ago she started a crochet along with this hottie pattern and I just couldn't resist trying it immediately. I love hooties because I just can't fall asleep when my feet are frozen.

So I took my everyday cotton yarn Lang Quattro and chose all the blue colours I could find in my stash.


Then I started making some simple granny squares choosing the colours randomly.

 I do love this colour combination very much. It reminds me of summer holidays, blue ocean, warm weather, endless beaches and a cool breathe that strokes your heated skin. When I cuddled on my sofa slowly crocheting these simple grannies, memories of golden summer holidays evoked in my mind. Crocheting is such a soothing occupation...

This afternoon I weaved in a few ends, enjoying a fine cup of tea and my finished hottie. I love, love, love it!
When I finished all ends I immediately felt the urge to fill the bottle with hot water though I didn't have the time to cuddle on the sofa. I had to fetch my son from school and bring my daughter to her gym lessons. Nevertheless I put the hottie on the sofa, it is now lying there in the arms of 'Frieda', my favourite cushion on the sofa (originally it's been a breastfeeding pillow). The hottie is patiently waiting for me, I will enjoy its warmth and cosiness this evening when sitting on the sofa, trying to finish the next project patiently waiting in my crocheting basket.  


I wonder if the cotton yarn was the right choice for it or if I should have chosen some snugly wool, merino wool for example. Has anyone any experience with crocheted hotties? Anyway, I will give my cotton hottie a try and if it is not as cosy as I had thought, maybe I'll just make another one from wool. This really is a nice little project, something you can just start while doing other things. Perfect! I am very, very happy! 

I hope that you will also have a comfortable, cosy and heartwarming evening. See you soon. I haven't forgotten my post about our trip to Yorkshire. I will write it soon!
Hugs, Viola


19 comments:

  1. Hello Viola

    Oh my word, what a stunning hot water bottle cover - I love it. The different blues blend so well together
    and the pattern is brilliant.

    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  2. Thanks for popping by, glad you like the applied flower blanket x

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  3. Oooh it's beautiful! Such lovely colours and looks so cuddly :) A hottie is the next project on my list - very excited to have a go! I think cotton is a nice choice of yarn, nice and soft. Thanks for popping by :) xx

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  4. Lovely hot water bottle cover, it is a great design....such lovely colours and a good fit! I think the cotton is a good choice and will be very nice to cuddle.
    Happy week.
    Helen xox

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  5. It is gorgeous Viola and I love those striking colours too!!! I still use my hot water bottle occasionally...I brought it over from the Uk to Spain with me. Now you wouldn't think I'd need it in Spain but when ...when I get backache I tuck my hottie behind me and it so sooths the pain. I think I'd like to make something fancy like this to cover its oldish used look up!
    Many thanks for your comments on my last post.

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

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  6. It's very beautiful indeed! Such pretty blues, and I like those little star buttons too. We don't use hot water bottles much here in the States, though they sound like a very good idea. We wear socks to bed and use flannel sheets instead. And when it's really cold I put my feet on my husband's legs. I guess that makes him my "hottie". :)

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  7. Very beautiful! I love your choice of colors.

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  8. Ohh, I just came across my old hot waterbottle and was about to toss it out. Perhaps I should pimp it up like your's instead?! Yours looks so beautiful and snuggly!

    Take care
    Anne
    http://crochetbetweentwoworlds.blogspot.de

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  9. It's gorgeous, Viola! I too love hot water bottles in the autumn and winter - nothing worse than trying to get to sleep with cold feet. I think your cotton yarn will work beautifully cosily - cotton has a lovely softness & it's also a very practical easy to wash choice. Enjoy! E x

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  10. This is SO PRETTY!!! The grannies are so comforting and pretty in blues. I love it.

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  11. Well done - the hot water bottle cosy is gorgeous. So useful too! The weather is definitely cooling.

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  12. Hi Viola, I too love your latest crochet loveliness.
    Goodness that was quite a visit to Yarndale, so pleased you enjoyed your first visit to Yorkshire and purchased some special wool to remind you of your visit-the photos were brilliant.
    I had a lovely time reading your blog-we started at a similar time and for the exact same reasons and share many delights aside from crochet-hydrangeas for one!-beautiful and lucky you having a white one, quite envious.
    Your crochet bottle covers are fantastic, thank you for the pattern.
    Look forward to your posts.
    Helen.
    P.S love Harry P.

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  13. Hi Viola! Thanks for the exciting reveal - and I must say, what a lovely project!!! And it will be so useful. I also use a hot water bottle when it gets too cold here. I love your symphony of blue shades, so soothing!
    Wonderful!!!
    Ingrid xx
    http://myfunkycrochet.blogspot.be

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  14. Hi Viola,

    Your hottie cover is lovely and I'm sure it will keep you snugly and warm. Looks like you had a great time at Yarndale. I've still not managed to get there but may be next year.

    Mitzi

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  15. His cover for hot water is beautiful!
    The colors you have chosen are really beautiful!
    A great work!, Viola!
    Have a nice day!
    Kisses from Catalonia!

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  16. Just found you via Crazydaisycrochetcottage. I have wanted to make a hot water bottle fir ages but never have gotten round to it. Your colour choices are beautiful. I may now just have to get on with one.

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  17. Ohh that looks so pretty! I am a huge hot water bottle fan in Winter too :) Hugs, Elisabeth

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  18. G'day Viola,
    Anne & Michelle of Crochet Between Worlds directed me to your blog and I am not disappointed. Your title "Colour" "Crochet" and "Love" got me in straight away and your cheerfully coloured banner of delightful crochet projects keeps me here! :-) I love the colours you have chosen for your hottie - sea blues and ocean colours appeal to me too - but I find it amusing that you have chosen 'cool' colours for a 'hot' water bottle! hehe As long as it relaxes you and keeps you warm, it is perfect.

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