I'm a big fan of hot water bottles. That's probably because I'm an even bigger fan of being warm. When we moved from Kamloops to our cottage here at Cultus Lake we exchanged one kind of cold for another. Kamloops winters have sub-zero temperatures, moderate amounts of snow, and lots of wind. Winter here at Cultus seems to be much milder in terms of the actual temperature, but there is a dampness in the air that permeates everything.
All I can say is thank heavens for wool. You name it - wool sweaters, wool socks, wool blankets, wool shawls, and even wool underwear - if it's made of wool, I probably own it and use it on a daily basis. So when Kate Davies came out with this kit right before Christmas how could I resist? After all, it combines two of my favourite strategies for staying warm in these coldest months of the year, my favourite knitwear designer, and yarn from one of my very favourite places.
My Fair Isle phase shows no signs of letting up.
I love that this knit is both pretty and practical.
Well, it was practical until I put these on. I couldn't resist.
Toatie Hottie, my first completed project for 2014.