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I haven't posted here before but since I'm trying to be a bit more active in the communities here during 3w4dw I thought that I'd finally post.

Here are a few things I've made recently...

a tiny envelope wallet for a bit of cash and my ID along with a cozy for my iPod touch...


and an art quilt as a gift for my mom...

6x6 inches

(you can see bigger versions by clicking on the photos)

Date: 2011-04-27 01:12 am (UTC)
seryn: skein of green yarn (yarn)
From: [personal profile] seryn

I really like your pouches. Those are neat.

Is the cozy fabric soft enough that you can just squeeze your iPod out of it or was there a hidden opening? I looked at the bigger picture but I can't quite tell how it works.

Nice quilt too. I especially enjoyed the dangly bead work. Does your mom like it?

What are you making next?

Date: 2011-04-27 02:42 am (UTC)
seryn: flowers (Default)
From: [personal profile] seryn
I should have browsed all your Flikr sets! Those rune quilts are cool.

Date: 2011-04-27 02:44 am (UTC)
undyedyarnpire: cartoon voodoo doll, looks like knitting needles stuck everywhere (Default)
From: [personal profile] undyedyarnpire
I did that too! I knitted a tight cozy for padding things in a purse. It was for my mother-in-law so she could keep her camera with her and not worry about pens jabbing it or whatever. I admit that I was hoping there was a better kind of closure so I could make one for me and my phone.

I'm such a slow knitter that I'm afraid I'd get a new phone in a different shape before I finished the cozy, so I don't want to rely upon a tailored fit, but the snap+envelope type seems like it's too much trouble to answer a call.

Do you make a lot of these kinds of things such that it's not weird for me to ask for suggestions?

Date: 2011-04-27 04:37 am (UTC)
undyedyarnpire: cartoon voodoo doll, looks like knitting needles stuck everywhere (Default)
From: [personal profile] undyedyarnpire
Most of the people I know who crocheted before they learned to knit prefer the Continental style where the yarn is held in the left hand.

Your "Knitting... feels wrong" is how I am about sewing. ;-) I've been known to staple fabric pieces together--- staples because glue washes out. heh. So I'm totally with you about having a preference. The above comment is just if you were interested-but-discouraged you might not have known about the alternate method.

If someone sews something, I can usually replicate the shape of it through knitted stuff. Snaps are hard, but buttons are easy enough (especially the loop over kind). It's just that as soon as I add a closure, it's too much trouble to answer the phone.

Do you remember those coin purses where you squeeze it and it opens like a mouth? I've been considering using plastic "stays" (or "boning") to replicate that for a fabric (or knitted fabric) electronic-things holder but I can't quite figure out how to make it go. In early efforts, the stay goes straight through the fabric at the ends.

Date: 2011-04-27 06:42 am (UTC)
weaverbird: (Sewing)
From: [personal profile] weaverbird
The iPod cozy is making me think about all the bits of tech jostling about in my purse... hmmm. Must do something about this! Thanks for the inspiration. *g*

And oh my, your art quilts are lovely!


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