Wednesday, August 15, 2007

More Happy Hooking

With a camping trip in the offing, with guaranteed hiking and boating to be enjoyed, I absolutely had to add an accessory to my ensemble. I think you'll recognize the yarn from my new sun hat.

(Note: I didn't over dye the hat - for now. I knew I'd be making more items out of it and thought it would be fun if I were coordinated. I may dye everything all at once later . . . or not.)

Actually, I saw a water bottle holder on another blog, which was my inspiration. Unfortunately, I can't find the blog now. I didn't bookmark it, so I'll have to do some hunting around to see if I can find it and give credit where credit is due.

I can say that I made this up on the fly, to fit my favorite insulated water bottle. A simple single crocheted disk on the bottom, a turning row of single crochet through the back loop and then a round of double crochet completes the base. Then, it's just a matter of chain loop rows until it was tall enough to accommodate the bottle. A round of double crochet and a few rounds of single crochet finished off the top. Add a couple single crocheted straps and you're off for a wonderful weekend of hiking.

This is probably my last post until next week. We're heading out tomorrow for our camping trip. I've got several projects packed for camp-fire-side knitting, so we'll see how many more FO's I can whip out before school starts.

No worries about my becoming a crochet junkie, though. I've broken out the hooks for a brief time but I've already started a new knitted shell. Furthermore, crocheted socks just seem wrong . . . so wrong!


trek said...

Probably from Valerie.

Sheepish Annie said...

It sounds like you are well equipped for your journey into the wild! Have a wonderful time and we'll see you when you get back.

livnletlrn said...

Ultra-practical project. We have some strap-and-rubber-ring bottle carriers, but they're getting pretty worn out, so I've been wanting to make some new version, or maybe Leah will. Yours (and Valerie's) just might be the model(s)!

livnletlrn said...

p.s. Have an AWESOME camping trip!

Guinifer said...

Nice accessory. The most stylish camper in the woods!

Rani said...

My experience with crochet is for little towel dealies that you can button to your cupboard. And hanging owls with wooden beads for eyes. I think my granny made them in the 70's

Oh, and big yummy afghans.

Ellen said...

So, will everyone at your campsite be demanding a water bottle bag now?