Saturday, May 20, 2006

iSocks

Last year I gave my nephew an iPod mini for his birthday. Apparently, he has only disconnected from it to take a shower… he also got the Apple iSock, which he promptly “misplaced” very shortly thereafter. On his recent visit here two weeks ago, he wanted to buy himself a new iSock, but they only come in sets of 6. So he continued to get his iPod scratched, to my dismay… over the weekend it occurred to me, while I was rearranging my sock yarn (I love doing that!) and I found all these.
What to do with all that leftover sock yarn- cause you know you got some!
iSocks!!! I know its not such an original idea(...) but next Xmas, everybody on my list with an ipod (just about everybody…) is getting an iSock. So I whipped up my newly purchased 2 24” US1 needles, which I got at my LYS (I love having a LYS 3 blocks from my house…) for knitting two socks at once. (that was the problem I had with socks. I don’t like to knit the same exact thing twice, which is why some of my favorites always come in some kind of variation.) and cast on for the two at once iSocks. I figured it would be good practice for real socks.
Barbara showed me how to do it.
Here is what I did:
With the US1, Regia sock yarn, I cast on 50, a little rib and I used a K3, P1 rib, but the possibilities are endless. I did a 3 needle bind off for the Regia. I also made one with a flap from leftover Elann yarn from the reversible hat I made for my son. I did a Kitchener stitch for closing this one. Aren’t they cute? They can be used for all your gadgets.

14 comments:

Necia said...

Kewl. I'm in the market for a new MP3. Too bad it won't be an ipod. But, I'm sure I can create a sock for my new Creative. Thanks for the idea.

Necia

Debbie said...

Excellent idea! I am definitely going to be making these. Thanks for the directions.

Annie said...

SO CUTE! I was going to make a felted one...but with all this leftover sock yarn...great idea Hila!

gail said...

Very cute little techno holders!! I've been knitting bias squares out of left over sock yarn--making a blanket!~ I've been begging leftover sock yarn from friends as well.

HildeC said...

Your iSocks look great. A really nice idea for leftover yarn :-)

Mary, Mary... said...

I love them! If only I could dogproof them--we've gone through 5 remotes already. But I can make one for ME--(she with the i-Pod with the SpongeBobSquarePants soundtrack) in yellow with a mini-belt on it.

Rae said...

oh too cute. They look like perfect train/subway projects. I'll have to give it a try!

I need orange said...

Thanks for the compliments on the 90-yarn. I did enjoy working with all the colors and textures! I love your Kaffe pillow, and also the triangles pillow! You are making me itchy to do something with a LOT of different yarns that I love.......

Since my kid was in high school when she started swimming, I have been to very few practices. At meets, it's too exciting to knit. My knitting gets tighter and tighter and tighter, I drop stitches, you name it. Before a meet I can knit, but not during. (High school meets are very different from age-group meets -- they only last an hour or two, and someone from your team is swimming in every race. Age-group meets go for days.... Lots more knitting opportunities!)

Rebecca said...

Totally cute! And a great way to use up the left over yarn. I need to learn to knit in the round on two circulars sigh . . . dpns are not my friends. :)

Zonda said...

Those are really cute! Great way to use up the leftovers!!

Alice said...

Oh, I love them! I don't have an iPod, as I rarely leave my house (it's true). Could be why I'm going crazy...... Anyway, thanks for sharing that. My OH has a fancy schmancy phone/camera/video/iPod. Could be just the ticket.

Love the colours you've used.

lene said...

Lovely little socks! Great pictures!

Rain said...

How rude am I? I thought I had you on my bloglines and didn't, hence the lack of visits.

They are very very cute and a great idea. They'll make great gifts.

Rebecca said...

Those are great! very good use of your leftovers! hope your family loves them and appreciates you!