Here's the cell phone/ipod sock. I found these beads in my supplies and decided to use them with the self striping sock yarn to make this little bag. The yarn is On-Line Cotton named summer. It was really easy and went quickly. I used Size 1 needles and cast on 42 stitches. It measures about 4 inches around and is about 5 inches long. I started in stockinette stitch to get the rolled edge and then did about 3/4 inch in 3x3 ribbing so it wouldn't gather too tightly. Then continuous knit stitch around and around. I added the beads every third stitch through the short color repeats and this is the finished result. I'm really happy with it and once again, I used supplies from my studio. I'm not sure if I'm going to add a drawstring through the top or I may use a lanyard hook that I have.
I'm still working on the Encore baby blanket and another knit tote bag. I haven't gotten back to dishcloths in a few weeks now. With the end of summer approaching, I think it's time to work on at least one of the sweaters that I have started. One's a short sleeved wool sweater, another is a beautiful cotton sweater, and the third is another shrug in denim colored cotton. Oh yes, and there's the shawl that I found last week and the shawl from the Superior mohair/silk combination. I really need to get moving. I also would like to go back to the gloves that I started two years ago.
I really need more time to knit but I've been busy making the row keeper bracelets for Patternworks. The new catalogue is coming out shortly. The holidays always bring increased orders.
Labels: beaded knitting, cell phone sock