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!