1.21.2006

Pimpin' my ride

I finished the bike seat cover this morning and I am really happy with the way it came out.

Details-
Pattern- The Bicycle Saddle Cover by Brenna from Take Back the Knit issue 2
Yarn- Red Heart Soft Yarn, way less than one skein
Needles- size 7 straight and dpns

I changed the pattern a bit to fit my bike seat and I ended up putting it on inside out because I prefer the bottom side to the top. I am going to make a green one for Philip's bike.

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VKW04BAG-1Following the bicycle theme, the Vogue Knitting from Winter 2004/2005 contained a pattern for a bicycle bag that I want to make from an old sweater I found in my dad's attic. The sweater is knitted in fair isle with 4-5 colors so it will be a bit of a chore to frog, but the yarn is the perfect gauge and more than I need. I am about to leave town for two weeks and I want to use my time to work on another project so hopefully I will start on this when I get back.

I've got a bike
You can ride it if you like
It's got a basket, a bell that rings and things that make it look good
I'd give it to you if I could, but I borrowed it
-Pink Floyd

9 comments:

ariane said...

Your pimpin'!

jen said...

very nice!

Desirée said...

I'm lovin the Red Heart Soft Yarn, aren't you? All acrylic yet not plastic-y.

The seat cover is grand! I knew there had to be another vegan knitter out there that loves orange. Nice to meet ya.

jae said...

hey, that's great.
i'm thinking about starting up a TBtK reader gallery.
i'll be sure to be in touch.

Mrs. Lear said...

I love this post. I've had the Vogue pattern bookmarked since it came out, but I've never even thought about a seat cover!

evas said...

I'm dying to make this cover for my brother in Seattle while I'm still in Ireland... I'm ordering the Zine...but it will never be here in time- I fly home weds- any chance you would e-mail me the pattern??????s

shhhkate said...

this is such a cute saddle cover!
do you by any chance still have the pattern...or know where i could purchase it? i can't find anything current!

belly said...

would you still happen to have this pattern? or know the link? i can't seem to find it anywhere :) would love to knit one for my bike (which i will be using on my wedding day to get from the church to the reception:)) appreciate the help!

robyn said...

It's from the second issue of Take Back the Knit. Information here- http://domesticaffair.blogspot.com/2006/01/zzzziiiines.html