After laying on a hot water bottle without a cover in my sleep and waking up to a blister on my tummy, I realized those pretty covers had a purpose. But I was going to go so far as to 'lily gild' it: just a simple cable up the front. I wasn't planning to make it into a turtleneck sweater. This, with 6.5mm needles and chunky yarn by Universal Yarns Classic Chunky Yarn (75% acrylic, 25% wool) in colorway 'fir', took less than 2 hours to knit up. Instant gratification.
Until next time, happy knitting.