Growing up in a farmhouse without insulation, and cracks in the walls, our family has always been a fan of the hot water bottle. I knitted Mum a cover a few years ago, but last year it developed a big hole that couldn't be mended. I had plans to knit a new one, but sewing one seemed much more manageable before this winter. So I made one for Mother's Day. I used some scraps of Liberty, some solids and some tan and white polka dot fabric. I made it up as I went along, but I found this tutorial which is basically what I did.