Monday, January 26, 2009

CADD

Crafter's Attention Deficit Disorder. Guilty as charged. Youngest asked for a "sock" for his MP3 player. And I was only too happy to oblige. And while I was at it, I forced one on knit one for Middle too. This is one of those projects that is not cool enough for a 14yr old :(

I knit buttonholes into the back so that they can hook these to...whatever.

These only take a little bit of sock yarn. I cast 40 stitches onto size 2 dpn's and knit in k2p2 rib. And then did a 3-needle bind-off when they were about 1/2 inch longer then the MP3.


These are the socks I've been knitting on sporadically: a plain sock with a slip stitch heel and a feather and fan sock with a plain heel. What I really want to do is cast on and knit two socks AT THE SAME TIME...one inside the other. I had heard about this several years ago and found an online tutorial, but never tried it. Now it's in the Jan/Feb issue of Piecework.


Instead, I cast on another scarf. I've always loved the twisted rib stitch on that gray sweater I knit for Middle a few years ago. So deceptively simple!


I'm not going to mention the sweaters in varying stages. And we won't mention cross stitch wip's either. CADD. I'm a card-carrying member. Maybe I'll knit myself a badge ;)

24 comments:

StitchinManiac said...

Oh, I need one of those membership cards too... except I hope there aren't any "dues" for the club, except all the stitching and knitting stuff in my stash, of course! I love the sweater you showed, and the scarf you are now working on!

Oma said...

I love the pattern on the scarf. Looks simple enough to do. Care to share?

Celeritas said...

The ipod cover looks cute! I'm sorry its not cool enough for your 14yo. I'm glad I'm in my 20s and knitting for my dad who doesn't care about these things.

doris said...

CADD ... I'm so there! You've finally shown something I may have the knitting skills to manage: ipod pockets. It'd be a way to practice, right? You're too clever.

Laurie said...

You are just too funny! I love all your "socks". I know what you mean though, my oldest who's almost 13-he wouldn't appreciate a sock for his ipod either. DD would-she's 10 and loves that stuff! Boy, your knitting puts mine to shame. I love your ribbed scarf and those socks. I just usually do the garter stitch on my scarves. I like yours better! Oh, and i have the CADD too. Dh is always on my case since I can't just sit and watch a movie on Saturday night-I always gotta be stitching or knitting! so then he thinks i don't pay attention to the movie-which drives him nuts!

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

CADD ~ that explains it! A friend recently mentioned that she thought I had crafters ADD but she must not have realized there was an official title.

Love all your projects! One at a time is just tooo boring!

Smiles,
Lea

Connie B said...

Socks for Ipods!! Wow, neat idea!

Jurga said...

What an amazing and funny idea with socks for mp3 players! They look great :)
It's very interesting to hear about knitting two socks at the same time... I read about that in "War and Peace" (L. Tolstoy), but I always thought that it's invention of author... :D

Annemarie said...

*snicker*
And er... knitting two socks simultaneously? Get out!! I can't even manage ONE sock simultaneously. I love all of your knitty projects!

Carol R said...

Love the iPod socks. I paid a fortune at the Apple store for mine!

Annie said...

Very nice work. The MP3 cozies look cool to me. I actually discovered that a couple of the x-stitch luggage tags that I gave as holiday gifts are being used to house ipods now, although not by 14 yr olds!

Angela said...

All of your knitting is just lovely! Great idea for the ipods :)

Wendy said...

Its great seeing all your knitting projects! Come out, get all the sweaters out too, I wanna see 'em!

WendyJo said...

What a great idea Staci! You come up with the greatest ideas! I love it!!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous socks and scarf! How in the world would you knit two socks at once?

Vee said...

I think you need to start a CADD club--I'd definitely be a member:-)

I never could get the hang of two socks at a time on a circular but I do cast on both socks on two seperate sets of double points and alternate back and forth; that seems to work for me.

Tammy said...

LOL! It's called "multi-tasking" sweetie! I have to say again that your knitting is to die for. That gray sweater is right up my alley and I'm pining for those beautiful socks! They are just great!

Ranae said...

awesome idea a sock cozy for mp3's Clever!!!

Sandra Ree said...

You never, ever cease to amaze me Staci. Love the "sock" for the MP3 player and the S* Scarf and the Christmas ornament. Everything you make is beautiful!

Von said...

Staci,you almost make me want to learn to knit - almost. lol! I really must limit the number of hobbies. :) Perhaps my daughter can take it up and knit me something beautiful like your scarves, socks, etc.

Creative Chaos said...

Weeeww, I love your socks !!! And i think i have to make a lil sock for my cellphone !:-))
Patti xx

Nic said...

I'm with you on the CADD.

And would you care to share the name of the yarn you are knitting the plain socks in? I love it!

Brigitte said...

An MP3 player sock, what a funny idea - and you solved it in a very creative way, lol. Such a nice sock.

I love all your socks, particularly the pink one, it looks gorgeous!

Cindy F. said...

What a great idea for the MP3 player!!
I would love to own a pair of your socks, or a scarf, or a sweater....heck, I'd even like a potholder:) Girl you are so crafty!!