When Mr. Aitch and I went to visit my brother and sister-in-law in New Hampshire last month, I took along some knitting. We went on the Harley so it had to be small knitting.
That’s the knitting bag I won from Dyed in the Wool along with a pattern for a wine bottle sleeve, needles, notions bag, and yarn.
It all fitted in there quite nicely. I knitted a wine bottle sleeve for them one evening after dinner.
And they actually use it!
My sister-in-law’s sister visited them last week and she remarked about how wonderful the wine bottle sleeve was for catching drips. If it was a bit larger around and shorter, it would be perfect to catch the drips on a bottle of olive oil.
So I manipulated the pattern and came up with this:
It actually folds down so it’s got two layers to absorb the drips. Plus it’s larger around. And shorter. And has a “fold” line knitted into it. And the ribbing is different. And uses less than 14 yards of sock yarn.
Do all those changes make it publishable? As a free pattern?