The other day at lunch I bound off yet another iPod sock.

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This one is for my boyfriend’s buddy Kenny, who has a new iPod Touch.  Those things are wicked thin, wow! They’re approximately 5 inches in circumference, which is just a tad more than my BlackBerry. It was pretty easy to figure out how many stitches I needed to cast on, and I worked it until I figured it was pretty close. The next time I saw Kenny, we tried it on (while still on the needles) to see how the length was, and after adding a couple more rows I was ready to finish it up. I’m losing count of how many of these things I’ve made. My iPod is two and a half years old and has spent most of that time in it’s knitted sock, and it has hardly a scratch on it.

I also have a couple other FOs:

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Pattern: Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmermann (Ravel that sucker!)
Yarn: Painter’s Palette Premium Merino from Koigu; P117

Pattern: Saartje’s Bootees by Saartje de Bruijn (Ravel that sucker!)
Yarn: Painter’s Palette Premium Merino from Koigu; P117

These are for my friend Julia, whose first baby is due this Spring! My first Baby Surprise Jacket was just that: a surprise. It looks like a little blob of garter stitch when you cast off:

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But once it’s folded together like a little piece of knitted origami, it all comes together:

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And the little bootees are just too cute for words. I swear, my ovaries just about exploded while I was knitting these up!

I’m about to start a huge project that may just make me go insane before the end of it. Finding the yarn alone nearly did me in, but a quick call to New York had a package on my doorstep from Habu Textiles in just a few days.

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Yeah, I have a feeling they’ll be sending me off to the looney bin before this is all said and done!

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