I finished my second iPod cozy tonight. They really knit up quickly, especially using the backward knit stitch on the flap, which I had done in one session. Since this was pretty much an experiment for me, I did not go out and buy wool yarn. I used the only wool yarn I had, which was from a recycled sweater and it’s a plain, cream color.
I had felted my first cozy before I thought to take a before pic, so I made up another one and took this pic. You can see how much is shrunk… so cool! My ipod is in there to show the size of the finished product. The one on the left will be felted tomorrow and I plan on running the finished one again for one more cycle, even though this ipod is sitting in there very nicely. I am thinking about making my own buttons. Another new adventure! I’ll be getting some polymer clay and try my hand at it pretty soon. I’ll definitely let you know how it goes. I am thinking that I can use yarn to sew in designs, but I don’t want to get too crazy…. or sometimes that is just how I am.
If you like this basic idea, you can find the pattern here. Just scroll down a few entries and you’ll see a very nice photo of four cases of two different sizes. The smaller one is for a cell phone.