January 15, 2009

I Was a Test Pilot!

Ok, Ok...
maybe not a test pilot, but I did get to be a test crocheter!

I got to test a crochet pattern for a fellow Ravlery member. I made a water bottle cozy out of cotton yarn. It was a very fun little project.

This cozy is for an aluminum water bottle, a reusable bottle. Hubby and I have Sigg water bottles and we really like them. They keep your water or drink nice and fresh and there are no chemicals leaching into the water from the plastic. The problem with the aluminum bottles is they can be dented easily and they build up quite a bit of condensation on the outside. This pattern remedies those problems!

The cozy absorbs the condensation and gives a little cushion so a small bonk on the bottle will (hopefully) not dent. The cute little strap helps keep track of the cap too! Bonus!

I think this is a cute little cozy and I can imagine how cute it would be with a fancy little button or some embroidered flowers or a cute design. Hubby didn't think it was manly enough for him so I will have to make another for his bottle. He wants something a little more rubbery or clingy as the cotton yarn slips off easily.

I want to give a big thanks to Jeannie from Ravelry for letting me be one of her three testers. It was really fun knowing I was one of only a few people to try a pattern that will be published!

If you haven't heard about Ravelry yet, let me tell you that it is a fabulous place for knitters and crocheters. Ravelry is a community of crafty folks who love to work with yarn. There is a huge database of patterns, yarn and helpful tips. Plus the best part is all the wonderful people. Ravelry has a membership of over 250,000. That's a lot of brains to pick and a lot of shared information! I love it! If you love to knit or crochet you should join Ravelry. You need to request an invitation and it takes about a week to get, but it is well worth the wait in my humble opinion.

The doggies send out their warmest greetings to you all. Honey really wants to thank you all for the nice birthday comments, they were very sweet. We are getting Charlie ready for more agility trials. She went to Grandma's yesterday to practice and was a bit stubborn and did not listen very well. Grandma has her signed up for a bunch of trials in the next few months so she will be practicing her listening skills. ;o)

We are hoping for some sunny weather this coming weekend so hopefully we will get to the dog park. If we do, we will get some new puppy pics.

Take care!


  1. Excellent Job on the water bottle cozy! I LUV it! Boy, I sure wished I could make everything I see and love! Wouldn't that be fun to just create a zillion things each day...and all different ones too!
    Have a fun day,
    Joan & Skippy

  2. That was a really clever idea! I'm sure you manage to macho it up a bit! And happy belated birthday to Honey. We haven't quite caught up yet, but we're getting there!

    Hugs, Ane

  3. hi puglette!
    oh how exciting! i love your water bottle cozy!
    it is fabulous! i am off to check out ravlery now.

    thanks for the tip!


  4. I love that bottle holder! What a neat idea!

    Glad to hear the pups are doing well! I hope Honey had the BEST birthday, and I can't wait to watch Charlie kick butt at the agility trials!


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