Monday, December 23, 2013

cozy love

Here's the knitted and cross stitched project I mentioned in the last post: a hot water bottle cozy! This pattern has become a go-to gift for me to make; I made a couple cabled ones last year, and I know that I'll return to the pattern again, making modifications to keep things interesting.

This year I wanted a project that I could knit on for long stretches without even glancing at a pattern. Give me those relaxing swaths of stockinette! So I knitted the pattern without the cable and then cross stitched a simple heart at the end. I really love how the plump red wool pops against the cream yarn. The result is a decidedly homemade-looking hot water bottle cozy, but I love that too. You can tell someone took time to create each stitch.

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We are finished with shopping, making, wrapping, decorating, and baking. Thank goodness! Now I'm looking forward to spending lots of time with family and eating all those holiday foods that I wait for all year. Happy holidays to you! 

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See more notes on my cross stitched hot water bottle cozy here.


  1. The cross stitch heart is a lovely touch! Happy holidays to you too.

  2. I love this! Enjoy Christmas with your little boy!

  3. Ah to be finished and ready for Christmas is a wonderful feeling. It is a bit of a frenzy just before. The hot water bottle is beautiful..a perfect gift. Merry Christmas, have a lovely holiday with your family.

  4. it looks really lovely, love the cross stitch detail.
    Have a lovely time, Merry Christmas!

    Lluisa xx

  5. It's so sweet! Do you think you'll cross stitch more in the future?


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