.... I may have taken a little break from painting over the weekend...
Josh gave me an early birthday gift...an ipod. Yay!
And since I've been using it so much while working,
and since it kept falling out of my pocket,
I had to take a little break from my brushes
to pick up my needles and make a case for it!
This is the design I came up with...
I love "Irish fishermen sweaters," so that was my inspiration.
I made it up myself, which is exciting for me
because I have never improvised a knitting pattern before
except for easy things like scarves and such.
The body and necklace are knitted,
and I used a little crochet for the edging and loops.
The flap opens up to reveal the screen and control buttons,
and it has a little button and loop to secure the ear buds
when not in use.
There's also a button and loop
to close the flap to keep it safe.
I think I'll be getting lots more painting done now
and listening to some great podcasts, books on tape, and music!
(If you look closely in the above picture, you'll see the inspiration for my watercolor, "Abandoned Nest.")