Okay. Confession Time. I sleep with my ipod. I’m addicted to the soothing sound of soft music to fall asleep to. I start every night with an earbud in the unpillowed ear and the ipod itself neatly tucked under my pillow, but some mysterious conflict happens in the dark of night so that by morning, my earbuds are a tangled mess. Annoying.

Ipod Earbud Cozy

Ipod KnittedEnter my knitting solution: Untangled by Samiha Qureshi – an ingenious little earbud cozy pattern that is actually an icord knit right around the wires of your earbuds.

I used Mirasol Hacho DK yarn with size 3 double pointed needles,  but any variegated yarn would make a pretty earbud cozy, I’m pretty sure.

Ipod CraftI’m not saying I’d want wool wrapped around my earbuds at all times, but for my little secret night time addiction?







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  1. Posted September 19, 2011 at 11:58 am | Permalink

    These are really neat! I would never have thought of something like this. I hate wearing ear phones for the exact reason that they tangle.

  2. Carli
    Posted September 19, 2011 at 10:48 pm | Permalink

    Me too Amy! Those thin little wires are the worst! Glad you found a solution, Mom!

  3. Posted September 21, 2011 at 8:24 am | Permalink

    I think this is a wonderful idea! For all the ways to personalize the skin/cover of an iPhone, I’ve never seen anything close to comparable or so cute, for the buds!

    • Mom
      Posted September 22, 2011 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

      They really work to keep them untangled too! Then there’s just some yarn that’s so pretty, you want to carry it around with you…

  4. Posted September 24, 2011 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    Love this idea. I’ll have to do it for myself very soon; thanks for sharing!

    • Mom
      Posted September 24, 2011 at 9:55 pm | Permalink

      You’re welcome, Althea. I’d love to see your F.O.!

  5. lisa
    Posted February 28, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    ME too..
    only for me , I listen to Sherlock holmes & or The Great Gildersleeve show from iTunes circa 1940.


  6. Samiha Qureshi
    Posted April 19, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for the positive comments about my pattern. I absolutely LOVE the colors and the finished result of your covers. I love them so much, I think I’m going to make a pair using the same yarn. So very pretty…

    • Mom
      Posted April 19, 2012 at 8:16 pm | Permalink

      Thank you Samiha! That yarn was just perfect for the pattern, wasn’t it? Love your pattern – so clever!

  7. Diane U
    Posted December 15, 2012 at 11:25 pm | Permalink

    Brilliant! My Kindle Fire has a timer on it so I start my audiobook and set it for how long I think I will stay awake, cuddle up under my blankets and let my Kindle tell me a bedtime story. Now I need earbud cozies to get rid of morning tangles.

    • Mom
      Posted December 16, 2012 at 7:48 am | Permalink

      Yes! I’m glad there’s others who feel my pain with the tangled up earbuds. :-)

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