I knocked these out last year during the summer for quick knits and everyone I knew wanted one. They are super fun to knit and very very very very quick. I liked them because they were great to practice stitch patterns and cables. I will do my best to write a pattern for this one. I have never written a pattern before so please be patient and let me know if you find any errors or problems with this pattern.
Super important to string your beads before you start casting on. These beads on this particular case glow in the dark! Very cool. I got a case of these beads at Wal-Mart for about $8. If you want a more solid looking beaded case, string more beads and where the pattern says knit the row, use the slip, bead, knit pattern.
Generally: Knit this lengthwise as you can see here. Wrapped around the phone (or the ipod) and closed by picking up stitches and then using a three needle bind off to close.
The purl rows create these ridges that help shape the case. The part of this case that I like, is that there is no seam sewing. It is quite sturdy and holds the electronic device of your choice pretty securely and on the outside of your purse. The problem I had with this one is that I knit a little looser now than I did before, so it`s not quite as tight as I would like. The yarn I used here requires a size 7 needle on the label, but I used size 3 needles and still it`s quite loose.
This case took me 2 days to complete but I was busy as well and should only take a couple of hours if you knit it straight through.
On another note, part of my busy-ness that I had on Wednesday, I took Bella to Disneyland to ride ONE ride. We have passes. With the passes, sometimes, come some perks. We got a letter a month or more ago saying that we could put our passes into a lottery to win a ride on the Finding Nemo Submarine ride that opens on June 11, 2007. I put in for 6 passes for the ride and I got them! We all went on Wednesday and our appointment time was at 3pm. They recommend us getting there 30 minutes before the time we are scheduled for so I got Bella out of school 30 minutes early (does that make me a bad parent?) and she missed PE that day. She had 2 cousins come with us and their moms. It was amazing! As you might imagine, Disney does a GREAT job with this one. I think they have some advanced technology here because they show video under the water. I couldn`t figure out how they were displaying it or what they were displaying it on, but it was extremely well done and worth it to go.
We had a great time and I didn`t bring any camera because I had my point-and-shoot set up to take my bead placing video (that sucks but I`ll post anyway) on a tripod next to the couch. It was wonderful though, because there was only a short line. I imagine, we wouldn`t get on the ride at all this summer because the lines will be so long at that time.
This song has been introduced to me and my family by accident. Perhaps we have been living under a rock, or maybe the stairs, but it`s new to us. Apparently, Gary Brolsma started this whole thing about a year ago on YouTube. The only reason I now know of this phenonenon is because I posted a video of Bella on YouTube and the video immediately to our left here is always in the box next to hers. It led us to the next video, which is one of my favorites and I watch a couple of times a day (since I am now addicted). David`s favorite is the one with the cutie patootie girl up top. Next, we did our research and found the original by Gary Brolsma linked here, if you want to see it (we did). This last video is another one of my favorites that totally cracks me up but the Navy is still my number 1!