My dad really liked the crocheted water bottle holder I made him earlier this summer. He likes that it's stretchy and fits different bottles, and that he can loop it around the roll bar of the tractor. He asked if I could make one for holding spray paint cans, on the handlebars of his 4 wheeler (ATV). He wanted a short handle.
The body of the holder was easy. I wanted to do something different for the strap though--something that allowed for easy access and to use in different situations. I didn't have a 4 wheeler handy either, so I couldn't test anything. I felt that a simple strap like the water bottle holders would be too loose around the handle bar, even shortened up. I toyed with a wide strap that folded back over the handlebar, so the holder projected forward--like the water bottle holders you clip over the handlebar of strollers. But how to attach it? Buttons are difficult with gloves on. Velcro? No way.
I came up with the idea of making short ties, all the way around. This allows it to be tied many ways--directly over a bar, projecting forward from the bar, even on a belt. For the ties, I chained the length I wanted, then slip stitched back to the top. I tried sc back up, but it was too bulky. While it's tied to the handlebars, the loose ties can be used for holding a whistle, bear spray, bug spray, keys, trail ribbons, etc.
Yarn Out: 39gr + 4834gr = 4873gr
Balance: 2964gr more brought IN than out
Costs: $227.61/220 days = $1.03/day
Of course, the "Yarn In" and "Costs" amounts are not up to date :)