Saturday, December 20, 2008

Ipod Shuffle Sock?

Well, the three oldest of our girls are getting Ipod shuffles for christmas this year. Since the little protective sleeves for them are so expensive I decided to knit them sock cozies instead. First I looked on the net for a pattern, but no one had a pattern for ipod cozies for the shuffle, only the larger and more expensive ones. So I created one myself. It can be knit in the round on 4 size 2 US dpns or back and forth on size 2 straights. I used red heart super saver yarns in varigated colors, but any worsted weight will do.

On Straights

Cast on 24 sts. work k2, p2 rib for 3.5-4 inches..depending on your preference.

Bind off

fold in half and sew side seams.

Next...cast on two stitches work in st st until 2 inches.

Bind off.

Sew to top of cozy as loop for button.


Cast on 2 stitches. Work in st st until 5 inches, more if preferred.

Bind off.

Sew onto cozy....Add Button of your choice and weave in ends...enjoy!

To make in the round cast on 48 stitches instead of 24. Work in k2, p2 rib until 2 inches....Cast off.

Sew bottom seam.

Make up the rest of the way the same as for the straight needles.

Here's a picture of one of mine for reference. I hope you all enjoy and Happy Holidays!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Wadda You Know....

I'm a Yarn Ho!
I've been trying to make clothes for my angel doll for the past few days. It's been a process. I made a cute little halter top, but decided against it due to the fact that it made the doll look more like a pre-teen than I wanted. So i started to make another mesh like skirt, but didn't like that either. After many different tries and several episodes of CSI:Las Vegas, I have come up with a cute idea for a dress with a ruffle at the bottom. I've started knitting it in a deep purple color. the dress will be short sleeved and end right at the "knees" of the doll. After that I have two quick wings to make up and sew on and then the face to stitch. Then it'll be on to the next doll.

I found a pattern on that liked. A knit dust bunny, very cute. It said it was knit, however when I read through the pattern it was actually chrochet. Bummer, due to the fact that I don't chrochet. But I bet I could convert it to knitting easy enough.

Well my dress is calling me back to it's side. Happy knitting everyone!

PS Shane tracked where my camera is in the mail....It left Scarborough Maine today!!!!! So only a day or two left before it will be in my lovely little hands! I'm so excited about it I've been dreaming about it every night! I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!

Will post pics of finished doll soon!