This year we are living on our farm, and we don't have hot running water or central heating. This year my knitting is actaully going to be used. Mom is buying 10 or so hot water bottles for Christmas presents, and I will be knitting covers that are personalized for each of us.
I would also like to make mittens (the loch ness monster I was going to make are no go's because of the price of yarn, + pattern. And it's a toy. Gloves/mittens are more practical and will be more needed this winter)
Ok, I have heard that acrylic has absolutely no good "heat properties" (ie, keeping someone warm).
I know wool is ideal, but I am really short on money. I want them to be warm, so I'm pretty much going to work as much as I can towards getting more wool yarn.
BUT if I can't, how is cotton? Is there any cheap wool besides Wota? Do any acrylics work?