The leftover cotton yarn from the poofy bathmat were used to knit and crochet two little tawashi, or dish scrubbies. The diagonal pattern I actually learned from a patient's octo- or non-agenerian girlfriend (there are a surprising number of elderly people with girl/boyfriends and fiance(e)s, good for them!), who was knitting bedside a few years back. I just added a crochet border, and while I had the crochet hook out and the wee bit of brown leftovers in hand, made the little spiral crochet round tawashi. They look a bit too nice for scrubbing dishes, don't you think?
I was inspired by mooncalf's ipod/iphone cozy and decided to make my own. I got the requisite purse hardware, in fact enough purse thingmajigs for a few purses/cozies, to get to the minimum for shipping. I started out using the free pattern from Cotton and Cloud, except had to adjust the number of stitches for smaller gauge. After a couple inches, the pooling became so horrendous that I had to rip it out.
The plan had been to add two shank buttons to the outside, to wrap headphones around them, like the closure on interdepartmental mail envelopes. Then I realized that it's pretty impossible to sew on a button with the flexi frame in place holding the cozy shut. So for now the plan is to stuff the headphones into the same cozy, since there's still plenty of room.
No pooling this time!
I striped the remnants of some navy Louet Gems (from when the Urbane sweater was frogged down to a vest), and Socks that Rock in the carbon dating colorway (from these socks, which also had bad pooling), and used up very little of each. There's still a lot of remnant yarn, which suspiciously looks like it's going to become another iteration of the same pattern, perhaps for camera or glasses.