No I'm not here to write about Favre's retirement. I want to mark the passing of another great.... This morning I used up the last of my Spinner's Hill Licorice Twist Yarn.
Licorice Twist played a starring role in my first Hourglass sweater. It went on to play supporting roles in Kate the Cat, BSJ #1, and now, in its final appearance, the BAWK Hot Water Bottle Cozy (Ravelry link)
Despite the presence of a down comforter, which has been counteracted by the absence of a husband, I've had a real problem keeping my feet warm at night. Enter the BAWK, my shameless attempt at finding a substitute for B. I know my toes will appreciate that the last bits of Licorice Twist have been put into service in the name of warm feet.
Morning Update: Consider me converted to the cult of hot water bottles. For the first time since October I went to bed without wearing wool socks. My toes had a toasty, warm base at the bottom of the bed. The bottle has some serious staying power too. It was still warm when I woke up this morning!