This coming Friday, 11 July, we in the Netherlands will finally be able to buy an “official” iPhone. It also happens to be the new 3G iPhone. I’m so excited. I will be standing in line at my local T-Mobile store early Friday morning.
In preparation for my new baby, I’m knitting it a pouch to live in. I’m still undecided whether to get a black one or a white one, so I’m knitting a black and white pouch. I’m using leftover yarn from DB’s Nitzer Ebb sweater. The sweater was knit on size 4 needles but I’m knitting my pouch on size 2 needles. It’s making a dense thick squishy fabric which should be perfect for protecting the phone.
I have never made toe-up socks so have never tried a magic 8 cast on or Turkish cast on or any other type of cast on that you can knit from either side. After looking around a bit on Ravelry I decided to try the Turkish cast on as described here on FluffyknitterDeb’s blog. You must try this! It’s the easiest thing in the world and looks just flawless. Her instructions are perfect and make it even easier.
I started out with just the cat heads but then DB said it would be boring to do cats on both sides, so I’m doing a dog on the other side. I don’t like the dog as much, but oh well, if I don’t like it I can always knit another one later. Both cat and dog designs came from “The Complete Book of Traditional Scandinavian Knitting” by Sheila McGregor (nice Scandinavian name, huh?). The book appears to be out of print, or at least not available at Amazon.com.
Here are photos of the work in progress. I’ll post the finished item when it is done – hopefully by Friday so I can bring the new baby home in it. 🙂 Am I enjoying knitting this? Not really! The small needles and thick yarn make it hard on your hands to work with. But it’s small and goes fast and I like the result, so it’s ok. I won’t be going into business making them though.