Thursday, September 13, 2007

FO: glasses case

Flatmate-Kirsty found some glasses last week lying about in Oxford, and in some off-kilter karma I promptly lost my glasses-case.

So I knat-up a replacement.

glasses case


It's leftover blue wool from the skein Veronique sent me last year (which I used in a hot-water-bottle-cover for my mother). I made it in a similar style to the PDA case I did a while back. Turkish cast-on, in this case about 80sts, and worked in st st round until about twice the desired length. Then folded back in half (so worked row is level to cast on one) and kitchenered shut. This gives a nice double-thick piece with neat lip to the purse. Then put it in the wash for a hot, fast spin with a pair of jeans and a towel or three. Sew on zip, work a bit of random embroidery. Ta-da!

I kept with Veronique's mix of this blue with a dark chocolate brown for the zip and decoration. None of this especially goes with my red glasses, but we'll ignore that.

glasses case (with glasses)


All so much nicer than the black logoed plastic things they give you at the opticians. I don't know why it took me so long to make one.

15 comments:

Philippa said...

Oh LOVELY! I've been meaning to find myself a nice glasses case for years, why on earth didn't I think of making one? Thanks for the directions! I particularly like that mix of blue and brown. Nice glasses, too :) x

gleek said...

very cute! i love the little embroidery.

Stacey said...

what a great idea for feltable leftovers!!! so cute!

Veronique said...

Woo hoo! My yarn lives on :) Glad to see it came to good use.

Jade said...

So nice - I love the brown on blue

purls said...

Lovely!

Schrodinger said...

What a sweet idea! Love the blue/brown combo.

The_Add_Knitter said...

What a fantastic chocqua* project!!



*chocolate brown + aqua blue= pure magic

So Much Fun said...

That is the cutest glasses case! Now that I need glasses I will need to knit one up, nice work!

Kate said...

Love it!

pamela wynne said...

I love it! And the embroidery really makes it.

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the only thing that I can say about this, is look so cute but I don't think that bring too much protection to the glasses.

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Beautiful case, I love it, I guess you should work in someway to protect the glasses if it hit's with something.

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