Sunday, January 04, 2009

Hot Water Bottle Cozy

Between loads of laundry, I had fun today piecing bits of the sweater together to make a hot water bottle cozy.
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It ended up a little long, but my sewing skills are rather hit and miss, so long is better than short. Although it looks really long, it's only a bit long:
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I didn't make it more fitted for two reasons... one is my aforementioned sewing skills, the other is that it looks like my hot water bottle doesn't have much time left before the rubber fails. (Grr.) Hot water bottles tend to be a standard size and shape, but why tempt fate by making it extremely fitted? ;)

I still need to add buttons:
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I also tested with a filled (and not yet leaking) hot water bottle:
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And now I think I shall go fill it with piping hot water and tuck it into my bed, where I too shall be shortly. :) (Just as soon as I get the laundry off the bed, that is...)

12 comments:

pfirsch said...

Are my comments getting lost in the abyss?

Anywho, love the cover. You've inspired me to write the pattern for the turtleneck sweater I made for mine.

noricum said...

Hmmm... this is the first I've seen on my blog since June. (I checked the ones that got e-mailed to me.) Did you know that you have blogger set to hide your e-mail address, so that if I didn't have it (I think I still have it), I wouldn't be able to respond to you personally? (If I still have your e-mail address, I'll CC this to you.)

noricum said...

Oh, and thanks! I thought about knitting one too, but this was faster. ;) (Even with the piecing!)

noricum said...

Hmmm... perhaps I *don't* have your e-mail address any more... my mail reader isn't bringing it up...

(Oh... and I might knit one too one day!)

jilly said...

I stumbled across your blog while Googling for recycling ideas for old hot water bottles. You say yours looks like it doesn’t have much time left, but it’s got more than mine which sprung a leak last night! I hate waste and don‘t want to just bin it! What will you do with yours when the rubber finally perishes?

noricum said...

There isn't anything we can do... the rubber has rotted. If you do find anything, let me know.

md said...

well, that's cute, but an electric heating pad or a microwavable "magic bad" would be a lot less trouble and you wouldn't have to worry about getting scalded...

md said...

that should have been "magic bag", of course... even when i think i've proofread good...

noricum said...

The nice thing about this hot water bottle is that it'll stay warm the whole night, whereas the microwave bags seem to cool pretty rapidly. I do want to get/make one for my neck, though.

I did have a borrowed heating pad for a while, but mom took it back. I found the lowest setting on it was too much after a while, and I'd wake up sweating. Somehow, the hot water bottle seems to be "just right"... especially when I have one to put at my feet, and one to snuggle. :) I only have the one right now, though. Sometimes I'll put it where my feet go while I'm preparing for bed to pre-warm that spot, and then snuggle with it.

noricum said...

Oh... and the fact that hot water is included with my rent, and electricity isn't, makes it even more attractive. ;)

Prairie Girl said...

your hot water bottle cozy inspired me to make my own...

http://hereontheprairies.blogspot.com/2009/01/bottle-cozy.html

noricum said...

Cool!