While my daughter and her family were visiting last July, I noticed they all had the following water bottle in various colors. I was impressed that there were still ice cubes in the water 8+ hrs. later on what was a very, very hot day.
Needless to say, I wanted one in the hopes that it might help in my battle with kicking the "Diet Pepsi" addiction that I have. To my credit, I drink much less of it than I did several years ago.
I was not able to find a Thermos water bottle in Vermont but they are available at Target. They are more expensive but oh.........so well worth it!!!
Yea, yea, I know, we don't have a Target. Can you believe that? We were the last state to get a WalMart. Shopping is very subdued in this state.
This Thermos water bottle is unbreakable and because it is double insulated, it does not sweat. It goes everywhere with me. I even keep it by my bedside at night should I wake up feeling thirsty.
So, yesterday, while I was at the Vermont Agricultural Fair and others were buying lukewarm water bottles for $3, I had my icy cold water with me. I didn't feel so bad when I had to pay $6 for a sausage sandwich and $3 for a real maple ice cream dish.
It is leak-proof while the lid is closed and the silver clip in the upright position assures that it will not accidentally open.
I'm intrigued by the fact that the lid stays in the open position while drinking and there is no chance that it will "boink" you in the nose and you will suddenly look like Jimmy Durante.
I knitted the jacket "blindly" with only a few dimensions as I had not yet received my own bottle. Though it was a quick knit, I'm sure a crocheted version would be even faster. I attached a canvas strap as I wanted the sturdiness it would provide and the strap would not cut into my daughter's shoulder. I secured it on the bottom as well as the top sides.
The buckle is not shown but I am a little concerned about the quality. The next one (my own) will have "D" rings (purchased at JoAnn's) instead.