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pepita
Apr 17, 2004, 11:42 AM
It took me the whole length of Pirates of the Caribbean - it's not perfect, but it does the job well, and it's sooo funky I promise you it looks a lot better than the Gucci iPod case (http://www.gucci.com/product-shots/us-english/ss04_gf_125848_F06KR_9791.html) ;)

...and I'll be sell them for... half the Gucci price. Deal? :p

Ajmbc
Apr 17, 2004, 01:28 PM
It didn't take you very long, just about 2 hours? Looks nice though.

aj

baby duck monge
Apr 17, 2004, 02:00 PM
very nice. i wish i could do fun stuff like that. now all it needs is a clip...

Capt Underpants
Apr 17, 2004, 05:32 PM
Ill take three ;)! Seriously, though, that is a pretty cool little project. I can't believe the gucci bag is $200 :eek:!

Krizoitz
Apr 17, 2004, 06:58 PM
Ill take three ;)! Seriously, though, that is a pretty cool little project. I can't believe the gucci bag is $200 :eek:!

Wow I hadn't even heard of that Gucci case...it looks hideous. It totally defeats the purpose of the iPod, STYLE.

Having said that nice crochet job, I like the white look

cait-sith
Apr 17, 2004, 07:48 PM
yea, but the point is to say "i'm so rich i can afford to blow 200$ on an iPod bag!"

Capt Underpants
Apr 18, 2004, 09:05 AM
yea, but the point is to say "i'm so rich i can afford to blow 200$ on an iPod bag!"

Its sad how many rich people are so stupid....

eyelikeart
Apr 18, 2004, 09:47 AM
hahaha...that's classic... :p

pepita
Apr 19, 2004, 11:43 AM
The Gucci case is really hideous. It looks like one of those Louis Vuitton fakes they used to sell in the street in the eighties :p

Oh, well.... More proof that money can't buy you taste.

Thanks to everyone who commented that they like the crocheted iPod :cool:

It started out just for fun, and because I didn't want to spend money on a case, besides I still haven't found one I really like.

I like the iPod as it is, I really don't like the cases that cover it up too much, but I also needed something to carry it around... I feared the crochet idea would come out looking terrible but it actually works ok. Just a bit too flower-child, maybe ;) but it's sort of cute.

I guess I could insert a clip on the back but I still have to study that. Right now I use it with that ribbon as a lanyard, and hang it on my neck. It's actually rather comfortable. I have improve the whole design though, when I have more time. I knitted it around the iPod bit by bit, just made it all up as I went along by trial and error, so the proportions should be adjusted a bit better.

After I've perfected it, I'll open for business! ;) Gucci, be very afraid...

- There's a Dior iPod case (http://www.macdirectory.com/culture/dioripod/) too - 350 euros :rolleyes:

crenz
Apr 22, 2004, 04:21 PM
Very nice idea, pepita -- you really should start a business :p .

jamesW135
Jan 4, 2006, 07:33 PM
Nice bag but does that really protect the iPod?

2nyRiggz
Jan 4, 2006, 09:03 PM
you got skills. good work with that.


Bless

mkrishnan
Jan 4, 2006, 09:10 PM
It is a cute case, but holy thread resurrection, Batman! :eek: ;) :D

CanadaRAM
Jan 4, 2006, 09:21 PM
It is a cute case, but holy thread resurrection, Batman! :eek: ;) :D
I agree the case is made of holey threads, but where does Batman come into it?

ibook30
Jan 4, 2006, 10:24 PM
Beautiful Work !

virus1
Jan 4, 2006, 10:48 PM
that is just too much... i wish i had that kind of time..

haiggy
Jan 4, 2006, 10:49 PM
Not bad... could use some work... but not bad! Better than what I could do...

Lacero
Jan 4, 2006, 10:52 PM
It took me the whole length of Pirates of the Caribbean - it's not perfect, but it does the job well, and it's sooo funky...
Nice. Looks sweet. Makes me want to take up crocheting. But I think it would take me all of the Star Wars Sexology[?] to finish one.

Here's to the Crazy Ones http://forums.macrumors.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=35452 (http://www.uriah.com/apple-qt/movies/think-different.mov)

goodwill
Jan 4, 2006, 11:04 PM
i like it. it looks really good. it looks indie.

mbopy22
Jan 5, 2006, 06:57 AM
I agree the case is made of holey threads, but where does Batman come into it?

Look at the date of the original thread... 04-17-2004 07:42 PM

That's what he means by resurrection... :D

Nice case BTW... I wish I had skills and/or enough time to practice my hand skills... :p


OHH and Lacero

WTF is SW Sexology????

pepita
Jan 7, 2006, 05:09 AM
Heh what a resurrection indeed! I'd already forgot about this! not that I'm complaining, always nice to get compliments :)

By the way, I made a few more tests and perfected my crochet-fu, came up with a bit better versions of that iPod jacket - without the ribbon, I did the lanyard in crochet too.

To answer jamesW135: no, of course it doesn't really protect the iPod (except maybe it does slightly protect the back from scratches). I just wanted something with a lanyard because I found keeping the iPod in a pocket a bit uncomfortable. And it was fun doing it.

And virus1: it really isn't a lot of work, except the first time I made it, cos you have to make your own pattern rather that follow a readymade one (like this hat (http://natalie85.blogspot.com/2005/05/hippie-hat-pattern.html), I just made that last week). I'm a bit faster now anyway. And I do it while watching tv or DVD's.


Tell you what, if anyone wants a crocheted iPod jacket similar to the one in the pictures, but in the improved less sloppy version, just drop me a message and I could make one for you and send it free, so you can try it out and tell me how it works for you - offer open to first five only, for now. And you'll have to be patient. :)

(Only problem is, I now no longer have that iPod, only a shuffle. But I can borrow one or use a card model with the same dimensions, I guess!)

pepita
Jan 7, 2006, 05:11 AM
OHH and Lacero

WTF is SW Sexology????


I guess Lacero meant it as, you know, like a trilogy except it's six episodes so it's a sexology :D