on vacation in oregon visiting family
as usual i was busy as could be before we left so i wasn't able to pack a project or two to work on... I thought it would be alright with nothing to work on - a bit of a break...
wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong
my fingers started twitching on the second day and by the fifth, i was in dire straits, the desire to make something, overwhelming
so I wandered around the local quilt and knit shop here in sisters and happened upon a pattern for a knitted hot water bottle cover
the cold nights here remind of winter evenings at home, and how much improved they are when snuggled up with a toasty hot water bottle - usually mine is wrapped with an old towel so this seemed like the perfect project - quick, simple, and ever so practical
my son and I used to have a tug of war over the hot water bottle with him usually getting the first shift as he went to bed earlier - i'm thinking perhaps these might make lovely christmas gifts - easy enough and fun, what with all the wonderful yarns available...
in the meanwhile, my fingers have settled, with the rhythm of the needles clicking, the soft feel of the yarn as it slides through my fingers, and the wonderful satisfaction that comes from creating something... a girl's just gotta do what she's gotta do!