“April showers bring May flowers” is the saying to live by during this rather damp month. Overall, the idea behind this conventional piece of wisdom is hopeful. I like flowers, and I like the idea that I’m suffering through this rain for a big pay out from Mother Nature. Knowing that my yard will be positively covered with flowers come May (if this rain is any indication) remains, at this point, a comforting thought. Sure, I’ll be happily picnicking amongst the flowers next month, but that’s in the future.
It’s at times like this that I’m glad I’m a knitter. There’s nothing like a handmade knit piece to make you feel warm and fuzzy, literally. When I come in from the great outdoors, I can wrap myself in an afghan, throw on a sweater, and read a book by a crackling fire. Well, maybe I can’t have all of those things, but I can certainly knit something to ward off the damp chills that seem to characterize the rainy month of April. If you’re in the same boat as I am, these four cozy knitting patters are definitely what you need to warm up. These rainy day crafts and knits are the perfect projects to keep the blues away!
Cozy Up With a Craft: 4 Rainy Day Knits
1. Snuggling up under a homemade afghan is a wonderful way to warm up. Your needles will be flying when you work on this Fast Finish Throw. Rainy days will never bother you again once this easy knit afghan adorns the back of your couch.
2. You’ll be excited to show off your hot water bottle once you make this adorable Hoot Water Bottle Cozy. Besides looking incredibly cute, wrapping your water bottle in wool will only increase its warming potential.
3. Donning a good, thick sweater is an easy way to banish the chills. You’ll be excited for the next rainy day so that you can wear your Aidez Fitted Cardigan. Staying warm has never looked this good.
4. A mug of tea can cure nearly any ailment. Okay, maybe not cure, but you’ll definitely feel better. Keep your tea warm with this Beginner Tea Cozy. Hot tea is the first step to dispelling the chills from a rainy day.