I tend to hoard things, especially recyclables. I just have a problem throwing away things that can be reused. Given that I try to buy things in glass jars rather than plastic, that means I have a collection of glass. Yes, I could take them to the glass bin that sits in our Fareway parking lot, but that would require me to remember. And what if I need a jar after I get rid of them all?
One use for jars that I don't use often enough is drinking glasses. If I feel safe enough eating food that came from a jar, I should feel safe washing it out and drinking from it.
I recently broke my jelly jar water glass at work. It was thick, had a handle, and I had used it at work for almost two years. I dropped it just right to shatter it. Now I do have a match to that glass, but I use it often at home. So instead, I dug through my stash of jars and found a new one.
My tea mug has had a cozy for quite some time, so I decided my new jar should get one too. I chose to use a pattern I had made for xmas and changed it to go around rather than flat, making it look more interesting than single crochet.