Between the flu and the sudden cold weather, the hot water bottle has been getting a workout. So has mindlessly browsing the internet–I ended up on a German sock yarn site and saw that they knit up the thickest sock yarn into a hot water bottle cover:

The flu meds might have made me extra-suggestible, but the colors! The ease of a self-striping yarn! The promise of MORE soft and warm! Suddenly this was the most desirable project ever.

I’ll try to track some of this Rainbow Brite yarn down stateside and find a pattern to use–maybe a goal for tonight’s mindless scrolling.