“The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind, The answer is blowin' in the wind”
(Bob Dylan ...of course)
and it is all about the weather this weekend because it is blowing a gale out there!!! Practically all of Spain has been hit by Gale winds some areas like Galicia heavy snow. Snow!!! Never here sometimes up on the mountains. This Alicante....tch!!! It is beautiful outside sunny and blue skies but that wind is sooo cold!!!
Just to give you an idea just how gusty it is out there these snapshots are from the local newspaper.
Two lorries blown over yesterday on the Carresqueta motorway in the mountains near Alcoy,Alicante province.
|Along the Carresqueta motorway in the mountains on the way to Alcoy|
and we won't be going for a walk along the beach today either.
Early this morning.
The weather is gloomy but lets go on to nicer things.
My Grand-daughter Cookie has been complaining that her feet get so cold during the hours she has to sit and do her homework!!! I do tell her that every so often she should get up and move about because I think part of the problem is circulation. I thought that a small hot water bottle under her feet would help. Would you believe it but it is no easy matter buying a hot water bottle here!! There is just no demand for them. Nevertheless her YiYo (that's Grandpa in Spanish) finally found one! A nice small one just right for under or between her feet and which I've already tried out and found it stayed warm for about 2 hours...not bad I thought. However as I it was a bit dull looking I decided to crochet a bright hottie cover.
I think I can say this is my own pattern although I have been inspired by many crocheter's Hottie covers that I saw on Pinterest and Raverly. They gave me some orientation. The heart pattern is not my own but from Bella_dia the edging is mine. The letter R pattern I found on the Moogly blog ; a free download of all the alphabet.The ring idea is mine! :-)
I used Katia Planet variegated yarn and a 4.00 hook and some leftover pink yarn.
I'm off now to brave the elements and blow the cobwebs away!!