Hoot Water Bottle Cozy
I came up with this cozy idea a few weeks ago when the cold weather really started to set in. I love the idea of portable heat sources that use little energy and allow me to roam freely around my cold house (I generally keep the thermostat at 60 degrees all winter.) The owl cable came from an old Leisure Arts vest pattern I was given a few years ago. This cozy will dress up any standard 2 liter hot water bottle and it will keep it warmer longer. The pattern uses 2 strands of EcoWool held together and is available free in the shop, or you can find it here.
(S)mock Cable Neck Warmer
This pattern is made with a luxurious baby llama silk blend yarn. It is worked in the round and is meant to fit close to your neck, the one and two color versions also work quite nicely as a headband or ear warmer. It is available in one, two or three color versions and is free in the shop with yarn purchase. If you don't live near ReBelle you can get it as a Ravelry Download. It is a quick luxurious knit that makes a great gift!