Weather is cooling off, even if only slightly, which gives us a hint of fall. If you are a yarn crafter like me, that means your thoughts are turning to more lovely knits.
It seems so difficult to knit in the summer. Many knitters have to choose their projects carefully with lightweight yarns or smaller projects. This was one such project for me:
I knit up this lovely little camera cozy to coordinate with my new Kodak M580. (Remember the BlogHer swag?)
For this project, I used I Love This Cotton yarn (HobbyLobby) in the Amythest colorway. It happened to be lying around in my yarn armoire and it coordinated well with the camera. This yarn is pretty nice actually. Not sure I’d go as far as the name suggests, but it’s smooth and has a nice sheen to it.
This time I decided after knitting the main portion, I picked up stitches and guessed my way to creating a flap. I used a beautiful brass button left over from one of my ChristyNelson.net monthly craft challenge kits. I love how the traditional button playfully contrasts with the more modern color.
I really love this pattern, I love the simple repeats. I think it’s a great introduction to cables if you want to add a new knitting skill. The project works up quickly and with the pattern repeats, it’s fairly easy to adjust to the size of your device. This pattern would work well as a cozy for cameras, handheld video games or maybe even a phone.