One day, a few weeks ago, I had a wet cotton towel in my hand when I reached into the oven to grab the hot handle of a frying pan. That was the day I learned that wet cotton is a really excellent conductor of heat, and burned my hand. (Fortunately I also know that lavender oil is renowned for healing burns, and it wasn't as bad as it could have been.)
When I saw this pattern show up as a free download on Ravelry, not only did I have a good chuckle, but I also saw the inherent value of it. Wool is an excellent insulator, even when wet, and this little guy is made of two layers of bulky weight wool. I used some of the inimitable Cascade 220, which I always have some of in the stash, and doubled it to mimic the bulky weight wool.
A quick and fun project, that made me giggle a lot, and will be useful -- what more could a girl wish for?
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