Show & Tell: First FO of 2016 & the creative process in action

A few weeks ago, while listening to a podcast (the one that had me photographing drains) I came across the "pillow speaker" which features in a Knitsonik project (you can read more about it here). I'd never heard of a pillow-speaker, but knew I needed one - not for anything artistic, simply for listening to podcasts in bed without disturbing anyone or wearing uncomfortable headphones. After a little searching, I went for this one.* It's not the same speaker as Felicity's so I devised a little 'speaker sock' for it, which became my first 'finished object' of the year... 

It's basically a variation on a 'hexipuff' - with less stitches and an opening at the top so the spare cable can be tucked in. If you've made toe-up socks, you'll realise it's like the toe - increased to fit the widest point - followed by matching decreases. The yarn is a little scrap of the half-knit jumper I salvaged from a charity shop. It's tiny and silly but I love it! And I loved making it, which took about 15 minutes, after a few weeks where I didn't feel inspired to knit a stitch. 

Now here's a funny thing about the creative process - once I made this frivolous little thing, more ideas started coming. It is as if the seal was broken (I've been reading Big Magic* - I need to grab them quickly!). If you like colour, relaxing knits, and if you love putting your own twist to your projects, stay tuned - I am working on something I  am really excited by and I hope you will be too...  
(*Amazon affiliate)

Post a Comment

Thank you for taking the time to comment, and being part of the Crafts from the Cwtch community!


The free patterns and tutorials on this site are provided for unlimited personal use. You may print a copy of a pattern or keep a digital copy for personal use only. Please feel free to share links to the relevant posts but do not reproduce or sell any of these patterns (either digitally or in print). If you would like to use any of my images, please get in touch!

Yarn sellers: Please do not print patterns/tutorials to distribute with yarn sales, as this is an infringement of copyright.

Latest Instagrams

© Crafts from the Cwtch. Design by Fearne.