Thursday, February 24, 2011
No thumb yet; it's perfect for that Caravaggio character from English Patient, if he had his right hand chopped off too. So excited for the other colors in this ball of yarn to show up on the second glove!
I used the Amana hot water bottle for the first time! The weather was so temptingly warm and balmy, that I forgot that I don't run (knees, ankles, boobs, tendons, everything hurts) and went for a run in Forest Park. The running paths aren't orthogonal, and wind in funny ways, and eventually I ended up running over 2 hours! The next day my legs were freakishly sore and I was hobbling around, so I filled up the hot water bottle. How amazingly soothing! I have never used a hot water bottle before and thoroughly read the English portion of the directions before use, but I'm not sure about some of the guidelines. Brits and other hot water bottle connoiseurs, help!
1) Directions say to fill up only from the tap, never to put in boiling water. Is this total BS, like Qtip directions saying not to put in your ear?
2) Directions say it can't be microwaved. True or false? I would think it is a good way to sterilize the thing.
3) How do you clean out the inside? Is there a special brush? Does it get moldy?
4) I was afraid to put any weight on it, like feet. How much weight can a hot water bottle (with a screw cap) bear? Has anyone tested this out?
I realize all of these questions seem quite stupid, but (obviously) I could use your help!
Also, with just the hottest tap water, the bottle was not that hot, ie a lace-weight cozy would be fine. I used a thin towel and felt like it was way too thick. But any hotter and I think at least a DK weight yarn cozy would be needed. Life's lesson learned!