Do you ever buy a new color yarn then can’t figure out for the life of you, what to do with it? Well that’s me and cotton yarn. I buy a new color I didn’t have already in my stash, then I either want to knit a dishcloth, or crochet a waterbottle holder. But then, what pattern do I choose? I can never get my mind completely made up before I change it. In the end, I end up grabbing a hook and crocheting a waterbottle holder. Never fails! For one, they’re fairly quick to work up unless I’m on a design kick, then it’s not so quick and 2, if I stick to my basic design, there’s no thinking. Single crochet all the way around and up and Voil`a, it’s finished in a few hours.
What’s challenging about making these waterbottle holders is that you only get a certain amount of stitches to work with. That’s it! No making it bigger or smaller to fit the pattern design. Especially when you’re wanting to incorporate 2 colors together into 1 design. Now that makes ya think!
This next one was done with 2 solids. Mauve and Siver Grey. I ordered these from A.A I could have gone straight to Elmore Pisgah but their s&h is a lot higher, plus I ordered some PC yarn as well. Now these 2 colors I didn’t have in my stash and I always wanted a Grey. Here I go with the ‘What do I knit with it?” question again… I couldn’t just decide on which colors to work with first. I kept going from 1 ball to the other saying ” I like this one, No. I like this one better.” Soo the hook came out and away I went. This is the end result and I really like how it turned out.
It really looks better in person than in the photo, trust me.
This last one done in Robin’s Egg ( Aqua) was done awhile ago, I’ve just not found the ‘right’ button for it yet. You ever have that problem? I have it all the time. I think that’s the hardest part of completing something. The embelishment. In this case it’s a requirement. But it doesn’t make it any less easier.