My Little Strawberry Pouch/Cozy
The other week I really needed a quick little project to knit. We were on a drive to SO's family's church for Easter so I was antzy and knew I had to do something because an hour drive there, hour in church and another hour drive back would KILL me! So I made this little bundle of cuteness:
I had left over cotton yarn from various projects and I really needed a pouch for my Diva Cup. Yes, more info than you ever needed to know. But if you are all hippie and into saving the environment in various little ways (as I like to do) then the diva cup is a great way to go. It saves on tampons (or pads or whatever you happen to use) and it saves you money! It costs a little more to begin with, however after just a couple of months it has paid for itself.
Well anyways, I needed a new pouch for it. I had previously seen the Uterus Menstrual Cup Cozy (Ravelry Link here). Cute. A little odd. But you know me... I like odd. However I don't know how to crochet. I had also previously seen the Strawberry Menstrual Cup Pouch (Ravelry Link here). Again cute. Not as odd. But again, I don't know how to crochet.
So after finding the red and green scrap yarn I grabbed my dpn's and jumped in the car to go to Easter service. By the time we got home after church and work (yes I went in to work to transduce and split and plate cells for various experiments, I love torturing myself), I had a cute little pouch done. However the SO took one look at it and said it looked like a turnip! So I ended up going back and stitching little "seeds" with scrap brown yarn. And I think it turned out kinda cute!
I used a picot bind-off to simulate leaves for the top of the strawberry. And finally to close the pouch I braided a cord. In hindsight I should have made an I-cord to stick with the knitting style. But if I was really being picky I should have done intarsia when knitting the "seeds" as well.
Overall I thought it was a cute little project on the fly. I might make another one, just a regular pouch that won't hold scary womanly products. If I make one I'll try intarsia for the seeds and leafy top. And maybe I'll write it up.
I also was thinking this would be cute in a larger size, like a cute spring/summer bag for a little kid. Hmmm.....