So I’ve been working on a couple of crochet projects off and on lately and this one is a holder for my new water bottle (which I love; it keeps water fridge-cold even after sitting in a hot car for hours, and it says “Not All Who Wander Are Lost” on it with an awesome nature design — Canada Day sales at Superstore for the win!).
I figure I’ll need it when we go away on our annual Labour Day Weekend trip — we go glamping and often it’s very hot. Need to stay hydrated! And I won’t be carrying a purse around with me because I’ll probably be in a swimsuit for most of the weekend.
There’s not really a pattern to this — I’m making it to fit this particular water bottle, so it’s a bit loosey goosey. But I am going to tell you what I did for it so you can try to replicate it if you like!
A long, long time ago (in a galaxy far away? No it was right here on Earth) I started a pair of legwarmers for my niece.
It took me so long to make any progress on them, that by the time I was anywhere near imagining being finished, her legs were too big for them.
So I decided to make them for my nephew! But by the time I started nearing the end of them AND the time of year he might actually be able to wear them, he was too big. I didn’t foresee him getting much use out of them, truth be told.
So instead the leg-warmers went to the new baby of my husband’s best friends.
One of the best lines in one of the greatest sci-fi movies of all time.
As mentioned, our nephew is named Korben — so this Christmas I’m going all out with the Fifth Element inspired gifts. Not only is he getting a stocking with the symbol of the four elements on it, but I also crocheted him a “stuffed animal” that he can cuddle with…except it’s a popsicle. Made of meat.
I made this back in August, but didn’t post about it, because I’m terrible at blogging. We’ve established this. ;P
The pattern can be found here. I used scraps of whatever I had in my stash, and my trusty 6 mm crochet hook, and managed to hook it up in a matter of days. It was a quick decision to make it, as my mom and I were going to be seeing my aunty for her birthday and I wanted to make her something.
I also bought a couple of skeins of yarn for it, mainly for the edging, because I was running really low on any one stash yarn and I wanted the edging to be uniform. I really wish I could remember what the yarn was called, but I have lost the wrappers that went with it, and my memory is the worst. I do know it was chunky and had sparkly bits in it and I got it at Michael’s. It might have been Lion Brand?
Oh HO! I have just done a Google Image search for sparkly yarns and found the one it was — Bernat Satin Sparkle in Amethyst*. Apparently it says it’s worsted, but the one I got feels pretty chunky. Anyway, it is really nice and sparkly, and I did pick up 2 skeins in Amethyst and one skein in a dark red color which I think was called Cabernet.
In the pictures you can see my mom modelling it after I photographed it lying on our motel bed in Sechelt. (We were there for the Festival of the Written Arts, and my Aunty happened to be there at the same time, so we met up.)
As for my aunty’s reaction…it was a HUGE hit. 🙂
Spread out on the bed.
One side, + Atwood book.
My momma makes a great model
It’s so comfy and big!
Lookit dat fringe!
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Currently working on: still crocheting the popsicle for Korben and doing 2 knitting orders right now. (I sometimes sell my knitting for extra cash around this time of year.)
I have been insanely busy for a while now, and for a bit I wasn’t really doing any projects (except my planner, which I will be blogging about again). However, the past few months has seen me knitting and crocheting like a fiend! Especially because Christmas is coming up.
A project I’m about 99% done with is a new Christmas stocking for our nephew, Korben, who just turned a year old. Yes, his name is from the movie The Fifth Element, and you’ll see his stocking references the film as well….