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.
- Ravelry Project: Urban Cacophony
- Techniques learned: Cable Cast On / Picot Bind Off
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. 😉
Gorgeous end result! Yay for tackling lace and doing it so beautifully!! I used to knit lace all the time, and then it was strictly cables and then only garter stitch. Now, it’s a little bit of everything. The various cycles of knitting, lol 😉
So what was it about lace knitting that was tripping you up? I’m just curious.
Would you believe, missing yarnovers? I always ended up with less stitches than I needed. This time around, I went through the pattern line by line before knitting a stitch and marked every single one of them with a yellow highlighter. Knitted the pouch and didn’t even use markers for the repeats. My brain is weird … LOLOL!
I started a pattern a few weeks ago and my brain couldn’t compute the German short rows – mind you I’ve done them a billion times and love them. So I set it down and made my latest sweater and then picked it back up. I reread the instructions and realized I just must’ve skipped a line and totally threw myself off. Oops! Brain fart!
Lawd … are brain farts what I have to look forward to with each passing birthday? LOLOL!
Great pouch and project!
Thank you Shirley!!! 😀
I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love this! Go you!!! ❤
I felt like a champ! Thank you so much friend!!! ❤