Podcasts are one of my very favourite forms of distraction.
Mostly I listen on my 'phone, often to drown out conversations or other unedifying noises, so earbuds are essential kit. Being able to lay hands on the earbuds in a hurry is often the best form of protection the public has.
For a wee while I was using a lipstick case to carry the earbuds around in. I already owned it and the hard sides were protective, but it also took up a lot of hand bag real estate and was always right down the very bottom, causing dangerous seconds of delay in plugging in.
I toyed with the idea of sewing a little case but it all seemed fiddly and there are no small remants in the fabric stash anymore. I could have bought a small soft bag at an op shop for a couple of dollars, but it seemed unnecessary even at that price when I have skillz and yarn.
So I knitted one.
This first one was a bit drapey and a smidge too wide and not being quite long enough. It's great for memory sticks, though.
I've been using version 1.1 for my earbuds for a week and am loving it.
It is 6 cm high and 7.5cm wide. Design features include an i-cord loop to fasten it to a tab in my bag for easy access, and moss stitch for cushiness. I opted for a stocking stitch envelope style flap for contrast and because the decreases in moss stitch were a bit messy.
This is pouch two of version 1.1 (very minor tweaking) .
Excuse me while I go shine my halo of frugalness.