How do you combat the gray lingering days of January? Order a bunch of sock yarn from Germany and start that hot water bottle cover:

I ended up ordering from a place called Sockenwolle-Paradies in Germany. A true sock yarn paradise, they had the thick Lang yarn and so many other brands that are hard to find in the US (hey, if you’re already paying for shipping… ).

I’m using a free pattern for the hot water bottle cover but did a provisional cast on at the bottom to sew up later vs. trying to learn a new seamless cast on. The needles are twice as big as sock needles so it’s going fast!