Back in October, when Karyn shared her newest Martha magazine, I knew I had to have it (even though I had looked the day before and didn't see it at the store). When I saw the felted projects, I knew I'd have to make something. Specifically the hot water bottler cover.
Oh, I used to love our old hot water bottle growing up. My older sister and I always used it when weren't feeling well. Or when we were just cold and wanted to be warmed. I started dreaming of my kids using one. I didn't know if they still made them, but I had to find out.
So a few days later, on a trip to Walmart, I found the beloved
Then I noticed, on the box, something that disturbed me:
There are attachments!
I did not know there were attachments. I emailed Karyn. She did not know about the attachments. I called my friend, Kim. She knew about the attachments (and secretly wondered why on earth I was so desperate and obsessed to find a hot water bottle). I called my sister. She, of course, was as dumbfounded as I.
So, tell me. Did you know there were attachments? Or have I been living in a bubble for the past 39 years?
>>Edited to add: Click on the 2nd photo to clearly see the attachments and their names.<<
P.S. I did not buy the hot water bottle that day. I was too embarrassed. I recently bought it after thrifting a striped wool sweater to felt. It took almost three months to conquer my fear of what the Walmart cashier might think of me.
Oh, and my sweater was not a turtleneck, like Martha recommended. I just used the hem of a regular sweater instead.