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October 6, 2010

Styl and Styl Round revamped

Styl and Styl Round

Styl and Styl Round were typefaces I first created in 1996 according to the datestamps on the files. Fourteen years on, the original weights (shown above) are now Styl Bold and Styl Round Bold, and a new Regular weight has been added. The reworking has been thorough, and the round weight in particular has changed quite a bit.

October 21, 2010

iPhone + Juice Pack cosy

iPhone cosy I enjoy geocaching, and sometimes use the iPhone app when caching in the UK. The problem is that it's rather hard on power and so I have a Mophie Juice Pack. Once that's attached, the fabric cosy no longer fits, and there are none available to buy which cover both the phone and the external battery. Fortunately, I have the technology, in the form of crochet hooks and yarn, and last night I made myself one.

This is my attempt to write down what I did. It's sufficiently easy that I did most of the work in the pub. The trickiest part is the shaping to allow a smooth fit over the rounded lower part of the phone+battery combo. That part is right at the the beginning, though!

Use a 2.5mm crochet hook and Wendy Happy yarn - it takes a fraction of a ball, and leftovers of any 4 ply yarn will do. This pattern uses UK terminology - Americans should substitute doubles for every treble!

ch 18
1 tr into 4th chain from hook. 1 tr into each remaining chain. Mark all the "corners". 15 sts.

1st round: Ch3. Do not skip a stitch, but tr into 1st st. 13. tr. 2 tr into last st. 17 sts.
Do not turn! 3 tr into the side of the tr. 2 tr into bottom of last tr. 2 tr into next tr. 11 tr. 2 tr into each of next 2 tr. 3 tr into side of first tr. ss to close round. 42 sts.

2nd round: Ch. 3. 1 tr into each of next 20 sts. 2 tr into next tr. 1 tr into each of next 5 tr. 2 tr in next tr. 1 tr into each of next 6 tr. 2 tr into next tr. 1 tr 1 tr into each of next 5 tr. 2 tr into next tr. 1 tr into next 3 tr. ss. 46 sts.

3rd and subsequent rounds: Ch. 3. 1 tr into each tr. ss.

Repeat this round until case is desired length. Fasten off.

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