Longtime readers will recall my panic last summer when I ordered a very special birthday gift for my mother rather too late for it to arrive in time for her very special birthday. Gah!
With two days to go I gave up on a postal miracle and improvised a pattern for a glasses case, hoping I could felt it down to exactly the right size on the first shot.
Now, normally a glasses case is just about the most boring present I can imagine giving anybody, but my mother had everything except reading glasses she wasn't always losing.
Fast forward about nine months and do you know, that glasses case goes with her everywhere? She loves it, and it's so bright her glasses are never lost for long. Not only was it not the most boring present I've ever given, it's turned to be the most practical and appreciated one.
Except for the back pocket I intended for a crochet hook or a pen or something. She's admitted she never actually uses that, but I put it onto this one anyway because I love it, myself. You don't have to knit it if you don't want to.
You also don't have to bother with the needlefelted swirls made from scraps of leftover yarn if you don't have any of the requisite tools. Even without the sock yarn details, this is a nice simple project to get you started with felting.
Download .pdf of Swirly Felted Glasses Case