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« on: January 27, 2004 10:15:17 PM »

I decided to combine a couple of the projects in my SNB book (finally found one - is every book store in Los Angeles sold out? Congrats to Debbie!) - I really love the felting on the marsupial, but I wanted a cozy for my iPod.

I used blue/green wool that I didn't much like after I got it home - pretty colors, but I didn't like the weight (worsted?) and it knit up into blocky weird splotches. So I garter-stitched a 4x16" rectangle, turned up 6", stitched up the sides, and tossed it in a lingerie bag and into the hot wash (x2) and cold rinse (x1).

Unfortunately, the length shrunk a LOT more than the width, so it was either going to end up too wide, or really a lot too short. But I wanted to check out the felting (I'm fascinated, I don't know why), and I wasn't happy with how not felted it was after rounds 1 and 2 in the washer. So I popped it in again for 2 more washes and one more rinse. Super tight!  But felted Smiley  So I stretched it, and pulled on it, and yanked on it, until it (barely) covered my iPod. And the color is much better, and much brighter than the pictures show.

I'm pretty pleased. My first non-scarf project! Still a rectangle, but I think I'm ready to graduate to Tank Girl.

So now to pick a button - any suggestions?
I'm thinking the button will be decorative, and I'll stitch a snap underneath. No velcro, though... velcro + dreads = potential pain Wink

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« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2004 11:07:57 PM »

That is the coolest thing! i love the fact that you felted it.
I really think i'm going to give this felting thing a go.

« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2004 05:22:42 AM »

Love it!  And what a fun idea, combo of low tech and high tech Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2004 09:17:32 AM »

this is soo cute!  Grin

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« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2004 01:32:32 PM »

i just made one of these, too!

yours looks better than mine, though.  there's something about your hape that i really like, though mine isn't much different.  i was thinking of trying to felt mine once more and re-block it.  i don't know what to expect outta that.

great work!  and i like the swirly button that looks like it has creamy colors (hard to tell w/ my monitor) best.
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2004 02:50:26 PM »

That's really super!!! I love the idea of felting it. I saw that pattern in the SnB and was going to make it. Now I will definatly have to try making it, only your way! Anyways, looks great!
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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2004 07:47:06 AM »

Thanks for all the kind words - encouragement is so nice when you're new at something Smiley

I found out that felt in combination with an iPod is SLIPPERY and the pod slides right out of the cozy even if I just have it on the car seat & hit the brakes. I have to make darn sure I get that snap on soon, or I'm going to drop it right out of the cozy. Now I'm wondering if there's any way to have a buttonhole (or in this case, an earbud-cord-hole) in a felting project that won't felt closed during the process? The only thing I can think of is to bind it first with blanket stitch or something? That way I won't have to have the cozy open to use the iPod.
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2004 07:53:50 AM »

I think it might be easier to make your ear-bud-hole after the project has been felted and fits your iPod exactly.  It might be hard to judge where it should be, before felting.  Embroidery floss might make a good-looking buttonhole binding!

Great looking cozy :)



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« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2004 12:52:50 PM »

totally awesome

my bf got his ipod a few months ago... anniversary gift, here we come!!!  Grin

« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2004 01:10:43 PM »

This is pretty similar to the cell phone cozy I made last year, only mine wasn't felted.  I've been thinking about making a matching cozy for my palm pilot.  I love the way it turned out.

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