Tuesday, September 18, 2012
PPP - Portable Phone Pocket
I understand completely. Not all women's clothing has pockets, or even a single pocket. I hate that. I don't particularly like purses and I certainly don't want to carry one every waking moment. But since I have a family and they expect me to be reachable at all times, I needed a phone pocket. It seemed like a great idea for a new knitting project.
I knew that it would be something that got a lot of use, so I didn't really want a fuzzy yarn. Mr. H had a spool of twisted nylon twine in his shop. It seemed like the perfect thing to use. I measured my phone and got my knitting needles out.
It turned out just like I had envisioned! It's not often that one can say that about a project.
It's been about a year since I made the phone pocket. The nylon twine has held up beautifully: no holes, no worn places. Perfect service. I realized that the cord was a bit too long, so I just knotted it to take up some slack.
Recently, I decided I needed something to hold my iPod Touch. When I exercise, I like to listen to something. We have a rowing machine in our bathroom, but there is no view to distract my mind. There is a radio in there, but the machine generates so much noise that I can't hear it. The seating position of the rowing machine makes using regular pants pockets an if-fy proposition. The iPod kept inching out and falling onto the floor, causing the earbuds to pull out of my ears. I needed another PPP - a Portable iPod Pocket.
I got it cast on Friday night. Then Saturday, while we were on the way to the family reunion, I got it almost finished. Only one end of the strap was left to attach. I had planned it out on a 3" x 3.5" piece of graph paper in the back seat of the car. That plan included grafting one end of the strap to some open stitches with Kitchner stitch, which meant I needed my cheat sheet and some undistracted time :)
I got it finished Sunday night and tested it Monday morning. I like it!
Click HERE if you'd like a PDF of the pattern.