I was asked what I was gonna knit from my lovely Knitpicks yarn samples and I cleverly replied test swatches and maybe a catnip mouse or two.
But I had a flash of brilliance! Well, for me it’s brilliance. An iPod cozy! Why didn’t I think of that sooner?
Irving my iPod lives in a very cool case — this one. Irving’s case is black.
However, I think he needs a nice colorful knitted cozy to keep him warm, over his case. (I am, at this point, ignoring my little voice that tells me that computers do not want to be warm. They prefer the temps to be a tad chilly.)
I use Irving almost exclusively on my commute to and from work, and I have a remote control. See?
Irving remains in my purse at all times, because I always play him using the shuffle function, and if I want to skip a song or turn him off, I do it via the remote. So I don’t need access to his click wheel very often. So a simple slipcover will work nicely for him.
So . . . which yarn to use . . .
Because he’s a happy little guy, I think he needs a happy case. So I’m using the Andean Silk and the Andean Silk Twist in stripes.
Well, I doubt he’s happy while playing a Pink Floyd song. All the more reason to knit him a happy iPod cozy. He probably needs cheering up.
So I cast poor Kinsale aside for an evening to make Irving’s sweater.
I’ll post impressions of this yarn on Sunday. By the way, this week’s Knitter’s Review article is all about the Knitpicks yarn.
Kinsale’s back is this close to being completed.
Speaking of Starmore Sweaters, Heathre asked:
I have been reading your blog for some time now but hadn’t posted a comment until today. Actually, it is more of a question for you since you have so much experience with Alice Starmore patterns. I have yet to make one but am so tempted by St. Ciaran in Aran Knitting that I must try it soon! I thought I would ask you if you have a good recommended substitution yarn for Scottish Heather, as I know it is no longer available…
The best sub for Scottish Heather would be Jamieson’s Soft Shetland. It is actually the same yarn as Scottish Heather.
In response to the scores of inquiries I’ve received (okay, I got two emails) here is a state-of-the-hair photo:
My hair cut is scheduled for a week from today. I’m actually liking the way the ol’ hair is looking, so it’ll just be a trim to even things up and shorten the bangs.
Obsessed With Free iTunes? Me?
Not even a little.
But this morning when I got to work I might have glanced at one of the recycle bins as I walked past it. Empty. The bastards empty them at night. Rats.
I do very much appreciate the tip in the comments about tilting the bottle to look under the cap to see if it’s a winner. Though it’s hard to do that in a crowded snack bar and appear nonchalant. It might help if I could whistle.
However, I did try. Clearly, whoever can do this is a better person than I. There’s no way I can tell what’s on the underside of the cap of a full bottle of Diet Pepsi without removing the cap.
And it is obvious to me now that even thinking about trying to peek at the bottle caps’ nether regions has caused me to have Bad Pepsi Karma. I purchased two bottles of Diet Pepsi today and neither one was a winner.
But one in three wins, right? I’ll win on the next one.
Please don’t burst my bubble.
Lucy’s gonna get me for posting this candid shot . . .