I live in a vibrant, multi-cultural, urban neighbourhood but it sits between a hospital, a police station and the firehouse. While I don’t mind the hot handsome eye candy from the firehouse 😉 sometimes it can get loud. I can’t handle noise much more the extreme noise of the sirens so I had to adjust. Enter, stage left, earplugs! They have been my saving grace for as long as I’ve been living in the apt and I can’t imagine life without them.
Fall nesting had me doing a little re-decorating of my bedroom and those brown earplugs did NOT fit the decor. LOLOL! So I decided to make a little pouch for them. My crafting mojo is roaring back so I chose to not take the easy way out and just make a fabric bag, I decided to go for gold this time. I decided to tackle my old nemesis — LACE!!!! I remembered there were little lace pouches in the first knitting book I ever got — The Knitter Bible by Claire Crompton — so that’s where I started.
There was no fancy planning, other than the straight horse-shoe lace pattern, the only mods I did was to add a few rows of garter before the start of the lace to help me with seaming; that mod worked beautifully. Other than that, I used some random yarn I got from my local Saveathon store eons ago and size 4 needles. I think the yarn has some wool content because it blocked beautifully without me having to kill the acrylic yarn to get it blocked. I hand-stitched a fabric pouch for the inside and used a piece of ribbon I recycled from an old gift box to cinch the top by threading it through the holes created by the pattern.
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Now all I see is a lovely little pouch instead of those brown ear-plugs. Small project, big returns!!! 🙂
I’m so happy with the result, I’ve started my second project — The Silverleaf Shawl — but that’s for another post. 😉