I have been trying to get rid of some of the numerous left over balls of wool that I have stashed in boxes. I am slowly diminishing the pile but there is still a way to go. I think I will need to make a crocheted rug with the small bits of wool that I have. I would like to do one with hexagons rather than squares and I have seen some lovely examples on Pinterest.
In a post I wrote a while back I promised I would show you the hot water bottle cover featuring stormtroopers. Well there was a slight setback in the fact that I knitted the cover, following the grid for the stormtroopers but didn’t realise the stormtroopers were upside down!
I guess you could get away with this if you turn the bottle the other way up but it just didn’t look right to me so I made another cover and this time with the stormtroopers the right way up.
The pattern is from a grid I found on Pinterest.
I used 8ply wool and 4mm needles. The hotwater bottle pattern was from Morris and Sons and the grid is here.
When I go to Melbourne a visit to the wool store Morris and Sons is always on my agenda and on my last visit with my daughter we both popped into the shop. I was going to buy some replacement pins for my Knit Pro needles that had broken. The shop assistant informed my that if I sent the broken pins to the store I would get replacements for free as they had a lifetime guarantee, I was thrilled with that. The pins that had broken were bamboo and I opted to replace them with steel ends as I find I put too much strain on the pins when knitting and if they are fine then the end result is breakage.
While we were in the shop we noticed a lovely hot water bottle cover featuring Kate Davies ‘s Sheep’s Heidpattern. The pattern was for free so I got one of those to take home. I didn’t need to buy any wool as I knew I had scraps at home suitable for the pattern.
A very quick knit and this is the end product. Without the bottle and with the bottle.
There was a blank graph sheet that came with the pattern so I am now making a cover that features Stormtroopers from StarWars. I will let you see it when it is finished.