Right before I left for college, a friend of my mother’s gave me some hand-me-down cashmere sweaters, and I’ve been in love ever since. It’s gotten to the point where I can no longer wear wool sweaters – except an old one someone’s gran in Ireland made that I bought at a carboot sale in Wales for about 50p.
A year ago, I wrote about my love for hot water bottles, started as a child, but reinforced by living in a damp house without central heat in Wales. So I was delighted to see that the Chris Hacker, the chief designer at Johnson & Johnson loved water bottles.
In what is a regular feature in the Thursday Home & Garden section of the New York Times, Hacker talks about some of the water bottles he’s found.
A felted jacquard lambs-wool cover for your old-fashioned hot water bottle. Almost perfection. Perfection would be a cashmere cover!