Leave it to my blog readers to put my problems with Size 0 needles in perspective. Who knew there were size 000 or 0000 needles? And who knew there were people that actually knit with these sickingly small needles? I tell you, the lengths we knitters go…
And now, a mini-FO. Just after I got my new camera a few months ago, I decided to knit a camera pouch for it. It was a quick little pouch that I made up and got really excited about until I tried it on and realized that I made it a little too small. I didn’t want to bother making a new one at the time and so I have been using the too small pouch ever since. My friend saw the pouch and asked me to make her a camera case too. She is going on a trip this weekend and so I thought it was the perfect time to deliver.
The biggest problem I have with the pouch I made was that it keeps sliding off my camera while in my purse. So I knew the case I made for my friend had to have a drawstring of sorts. And then I knew what I needed to make…I have long thought the soft drawstring pouch on the cover of Last Minute Knitted Gifts was beautiful but hadn’t really had a reason to make one. So I grabbed some left-over Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino in a silverish pink color and using US 6 double points, knit this baby up:
I made a few modifications to the pattern: I cast on less stitches, made the roll brim at the top a lot shorter, and did not add the fringe to the i-cord tie. I love it. It even fits my little camera perfectly. I almost wish I didn’t have to give it away. But I think she will like it so I guess as long as my friend is happy I will be too.
You know, I just find it hard sometimes to give away my knitting. We spend so much time together. We bond. When I give a knitted piece away, I almost feel like a bitter ex-girlfriend. “They will never love the knit like I did.” Of course, most bitter ex-girlfriends are delusional. In the case of giving a knitted gift to a non-knitter, I believe that statement is actually true. Only a knitter can fully understand the time and effort that goes in to a knit project. Truly, they won’t love it like you will. They can’t. But does that matter? Probably not. I am really just trying to justify keeping the pouch for myself. I won’t though. Really it only took me about 4 hours so we are not TOO attached yet. For you and I pouch, it will have to be a short love affair. Adieu.
The following 1 comment was originally left at blogspirit:
It’s so cute, and I’m sure your friend will love it, even if she can’t love it ENOUGH.
I suppose it’s silly to point out that you could make another for yourself?