Thursday, September 27, 2007

Steering Wheel Cover



My oldest DD...now the proud owner of a hand-knit steering wheel cover. She just recently got her own car and of course Mom needs to add her own special touch to everything....this is the perfect thing. She complains (read that as ...whines) about the steering wheel being so hot when she gets in her car after school so I offered to knit her a cover for it...also nice to have when the wheel is cold. I used Sweet Delight Baby (Baby Bee) and the color is "Carrots Oh No!". She is a big Clemson University fan. (Tigers) Their colors are orange and purple so I had to find something orange but pretty. It's not the same orange as "Clemson Orange"...more feminine and paler. She loves it!


Here is a shot of the cover. I really like it too...might have to make myself one. I've done this pattern before for my car using Lion Brand Homespun. It was much thicker and so warm in the winter but a little too bulky for summer time. I just recently took it off because it was looking rather worn and tired. I think this one may hold up better...time will tell.



This is a close-up of the pattern. It's very simple...only two rows of repeating pattern. One of those that you don't have to keep reading the pattern so you can take it with you and easily pick up where you left off. If you're interested in the pattern, it can be found here....
I have tons of this yarn left over now so I'm thinking maybe she needs some additional accessories to got with the cover. Maybe a CD holer, a trash bag.........got any ideas?


7 comments:

Kandie Lee said...

Morning, Melanie~ how about a lap blanket to match for those chilly winter days when the car heater isn't warmed up yet? Or seat covers or seat cushion? A little dohickey to hang from her mirror? An eyeglass case to keep her sunglasses in? :-) :-) :-)

Melanie said...

Wow...awesome ideas. Thanks for the tips, Kandie. Now I need to get busy. lol

Tea said...

I want one. Can I have the next one you make? ROFL!!! LOL!!! ;P
Couldn't resist that what with all your knitted stuff being confiscated as soon as it's finished.

Seriously, I like that steering wheel cover and your dd looks very happy with it. Looks like you've got another hit on your hands. :)
Thanks for the link to the pattern!

Melanie said...

Sure you can! lol
You're very welcome...I love this pattern. It's so easy but looks so pretty.

Mandi (a.k.a MissMandiGirl) said...

She is a lucky girl!!! I love it!

hakucho said...

I love the steering wheel cover. Very nice :)

crazyblonde10792 said...

OMG!! I love it so much!! i have been looking online to buy one just like that but idk how to knit and no one is selling them. they are just showing you how to make them and i have no idea how to knit!! your duaghter is so lucky :] I think they are so cute. Make me one!! :]