Monday, April 25, 2016

Under Yarn

So, I find myself between projects yet again. Sigh. But then I realized that there was something I'd been meaning to do for a while, but I hadn't had the time.

It was time to cover my cords.

I've done this before. But this time I decided I didn't like the look of the last ones, so I was going to cover them with an I-cord. But, I hate knitting I-cords. Well, apparently, one can crochet an I-cord...


(Although, if you don't mind knitting the things, that would work as well.) 

And, here's what I ended up with...

finished

in progress...

I know what you're thinking. Why? For the earbuds, it keeps them from getting tangled. And the other is just because I can. (Yes, I'm that kind of crazy.) 

Do you ever do something just because you can? 

Today's A to Z Challenge post brought to you by the letter...

Knitted U, monogram U, gift card holder

59 comments:

  1. I wondered where that U was going to come in. Really clever. I used to crochet with my grandmother--wonderful memories of that. I knitted exactly one time. You do not want to know how that turned out. Great to find your blog today on the day of U!

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  2. So they don't tangle. That is way cool.
    You can probably knit a sweater for a snake, too, I bet. If that was your thing.

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  3. Cord warmers! You can start a new trend.

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  4. Anything that keeps earbuds from getting tangled is a thing of beauty.

    Also laughing at Al's comment.

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  5. I love them! Question though - how do you get them around the big ends? Or do you start them on the cable? I'm having fun on the A to Z, are you?

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    1. I knit (crochet) them around the wire as I go. I wouldn't even want to attempt to thread it on there.

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  6. That is cute to do your cords like this :) Festive looking too!

    betty

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    1. Festive is all about the variegated yarn.

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  7. These look great, it would be a good idea for a personalised gift :)
    Debbie

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    1. It would. If anyone I got gifts for liked that sort of thing. (Alas, they don't.)

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  8. I think you have the best-dressed cords around!

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    1. At least in my little corner of the world.

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  9. Love it! So fun! You are definitely inspiring me! I hate when my cords get all tangled up!!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)

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  10. That sounds like a great solution to tangle-problems. And I think they came out cute :).

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  11. So nice to meet a fellow knitter. I too, am not fond of knitting I-cord, but it sure does look nice on your cords...no tangles is good, too. Enjoyed my visit to your blog. Thanks for stopping CollectInTexas Gal.
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

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    1. I was so thrilled to learn the crochet trick. It makes I-cords less tedious.

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  12. I wish I could do this. My daughter braids Clara's blonde hair in this French braid style.

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    1. ...and I will check back at this post to try it when my hands and eyes cooperate.

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    2. I pinned the video to refer back to. And I refer back to it every time I need it.

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  13. They look great. I'm a beginner at crochet, but haven't worked on anything in awhile. ~Meg Writer‘s Crossings

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    1. This is definitely a beginner project.

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  14. As you know, not a knitter or crocheter, but I do play with paints and colored pencils and such, making all kinds of things that end up in a drawer.

    Do you find crocheting relaxing?

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  15. I like the idea of keeping them untangled. I'm forever unknotting my earbuds!

    Yvonne V

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    1. I know. Those thin cords tangle so easily.

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  16. My earbuds get tangled quite a bit and that is a clever way to keep them untangled.

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    1. When I first saw it, I thought it a genius idea. Those are the ones I "borrow".

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  17. This is so cool! I never thought about doing something like this before! I need to find my crochet hooks ASAP.

    Shelly @ http://hangryfork.com

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    1. That's one of the reasons I posted it. I had no idea this existed until I saw it on the internet.

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    1. Thanks. I wish I could take credit for the idea.

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  19. I love covering the I-cord and earbuds. At our house it would make it easier to match up with which kid they belonged too. Very nice!

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  20. That seems like a quick and easy project and useful!

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  21. Clever idea, Liz. And what a reason - just because you can! I think that's great! I don't knit either but I'm sure I've done other things just because I can, no matter how goofy they are.

    Sunni

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    1. Yeah, sometimes that's the only explanation.

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  22. That would be U for Unique! very clever idea.
    Mary
    #AtoZChallenge V is for Vail

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    1. I don't know about unique. I did "borrow" the idea from someone else.

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  23. I've never seen them before and yes, they would solve the tangling problem!

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  24. I do enjoy certain activities just because I can. ~grin~ Nice post. You are so talented.
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  25. Very nice post and finished product!

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  26. That is the beauty of crafting! Sometimes you need to do something just because you can and it's fun :D

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  27. This is quite good because often cords can be so messy or the pussy cats play with them and create something worse. Love the colours you used and just loving your letters

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    1. Thanks. The letters are from last year.

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  28. That would be great for ear buds, I have to untangle mine nearly every time I use them. I often buy things "because I can" :)

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    1. Yeah, I've seen people constantly untangling them. This is a very simple solution.

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  29. Yes, I've done things because I can, but I've never crocheted covers for my chargers. Truly, that's a new one, and you've made me smile. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah, well, the stuff you see on the internet...

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  30. I love how you crocheted covers for your cords. Want to do that for mine? I hate when they get tangled! Plus your covers add so much color to the cords! I especially love the colors you used on the ear phones!

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    1. Thanks. I wish I could take credit for the idea. Alas, I just ran with it.

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