Sunday, January 13, 2008

The big one.

Can you guess what this is? It's bigger than a quarter, but smaller than a dollar bill. No. It's not Barbie's overnight bag for a long weekend with Ken.
It's my new ipod nano cozy! See there, it's waving "Hello".

I wanted something to protect the little guy, but didn't feel like forking out twenty to thirty bucks for a cover/case. Besides, I happen to think this cozy is waaaay better myself! ;)
If you'd like to dress your ipod up too....Here's my pattern.

ipod Nano Karma Kozy


size 2 - 32" - 40" circs ( for magic loop)

size 1,2 or 3 dbl points (whatever's on hand) for i-cord

Sock yarn (scraps - very small amount of yarn used) or favorite lace weight yarn

Super cool vintage button

Skills used:

Figure 8 cast on ~ Magic Loop ~ Daisy Stitch ~ I-cord ~ Twisted Rib stitch

Directions: Cast on 40 stitches using the figure 8 cast on method. Knit 3 rounds st st. Begin Daisy stitch pattern, making sure to mark the beginning of the round as it will move across the needles as you go. Knit 30 rounds in daisy pattern or until cozy completely covers your ipod nano. Knit two rounds st st. Begin twisted rib (knit 1 into back of stitch, purl) repeat these two stitches till end of row. Knit 4 more rounds. Bind off in twisted rib pattern. Knit i-cord using 3 stitches. Knit i-cord to desired length. Loop the end around and secure to cord. Attach the strap to one side of cozy & sew button to opposite side. Slide in your ipod and hook onto your favorite pair of jeans or most fashionable bag. Enjoy envious stares from others, you earned it! ;)

This is my mil's hat - being modeled by my sick 7 year old. The pattern is "Cherry" from Colinette and is knit with Colinette's Tao Silk. My mil has had this in her stash for over a year and I gently persuaded her to give it to me to knit up for her. (I basically had a death grip on it and wasn't leaving her house w/out it - but that's beside the point) Anyhoo....the kid was home sick last week, so I begged/bribed/forced him to wear it long enough to get some photo's.
Club head covers for some golfing friends of ours. I used bits of yarn from my stash and winged the pattern. I'm happy w/the results...but my duplicate stitch needs work. I'm hoping to distract the eye w/cute, fluffy pompoms.

And the fo's just keep on a coming. Finally, finally sewed on the straps to the everlasting bag stopper from knitty. I used cotton twill tape. This bag is so roomy and strong! Used the extra large skein of Lionbrand kitchen cotton in sea foam and found coordinating Peaches n Cream cotton in my stash for the trim.

Finally, the infamous bathroom mirror shot...complete with shower curtain back drop.
I knit the Yarn Harlots 'an unoriginal cap' for moi with EAR FLAPS!!!!!
Here's what I did if you have a hanker'in for ear flaps too!
***Added ear flaps.....***
With dbl points or short circs -pick up 14 stitches on side of hat
row 1 - p3, k2, p4, k2, p3 row 2 - k3, p2, c4f, p2, k3 row 3 - repeat row 1 row 4 - k1, ssk, p2, k4, p2, k2tog, k1 row 5 - p3, k1, p4, k1, p3 row 6 - k1, ssk, p1, k4, p1, k2tog, k1 row 7 - purl all stitches row 8 - k1, ssk, k4, k2tog, k1 row 9 - purl all stitches row 10- k1, ssk, k2, k2tog, k1 row 11- purl all stitches row 12- bind off 2st, k1, k2tog ( 3 stitches left on needle)** w/3 remaining stitches, knit i-cord to desired length and add pompom for extra pizazz!
This is my preferred look for embarrassing friends & family members.


Stephanie... said...

With a hat like that you should have come skiing with me and the DD today! Though given your knittingoutput I don't think you would have time. Hats, bag, cozy etc. are wonderful. Hope the kiddo is feeling better (and that he didn't over do it on Elvis's birthday!)

meg said...

Loving all the FO's. I especially love the head covers you made for your friends. So flipping cute. I need some for my clubs!!

scarletprincess said...

Wow to FO's!! Really love the shopping bag- I really love making bags, though I never have the time to use them all...

Robin said...

Love that nano cozy - I could adapt that for my ipod classic too - hmmm. Which yarn is that? It's really pretty.

I love the hat too, especially the color!

Octopus Knits said...

Happy new year! You have been busy! Your nano cozy is so cute, and I love the bathroom mirror shots of your "unoriginal" earflap hat. Lots of great stuff : )

Bashirs Momma said...

You have been a busy knitter! :) And I adore that bag! Wonderful colors!

Michele said...

The ipod holder is adorable!

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