Fashion Accessory of 2005: Handknit iPod Cover

SweatshopYou saw it on Baristanet first: the fashion statement for 2005, which no high school kid can be without, a handknit iPod cover.

Ivy Kirk (left) turned New Year’s Eve into a sweatshop, enticing her mother, Julia Gorton, to help her knit the accessories, which will retail for $12.

Ipod_cover Kirk’s plan is to sell enough iPod covers to pay for a trip to Iceland in June, when she graduates from Glen Ridge High School. Let’s see, that would be about … um… 300 iPod covers.

The pair, seen knitting on Friday night, were still knitting at a Glen Ridge regifting party on Sunday, and were well on the way to achieving young Kirk’s goal. With any luck, the delightful hand-knit items will not end up at next year’s regifting party. (Order here.)

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38 COMMENTS

  1. hi there. i know julia gorton as a supremely talented illustrator, and not only that, we remembered each other from the early days [we’re talking 1975, folks] at cbgb’s–when they still had the pool table!! i would love to buy some of those cool ipod covers and help out ivy’s trip to iceland–but HOW? do you have any good contact info?

  2. im from iceland and 4 ur info it can be really cold in the winter time and somee times warm same thing on the summer ive heard some ppl think we still live in snowhouses i can tell that bullshit we live in real houses and yes we weird stuff like shark & sheep balls and we eat gd food like pizza and of course other food so hope u like the info ENJOY

  3. im from iceland and 4 ur info it can be really cold in the winter time and somee times warm same thing on the summer ive heard some ppl think we still live in snowhouses i can tell that bullshit we live in real houses and yes we weird stuff like shark & sheep balls and we eat gd food like pizza and of course other food so hope u like the info ENJOY

  4. Bjork is from Iceland I like Bjork.
    Ivy: This is a great idea and I would like one for my Nano! I’ll be emailing you.

  5. I think it´s great that you chose Iceland. It´s really a great place if you put the weather away. Oh and I am from Iceland.
    baddicool4@hotmail.com if you have an msn messenger ad me if you like

  6. I live on Iceland, dont let the name fool you some times it is really hot here 😛 and for the boys icelandic chicks are super hot:D

  7. Hope you reach your goal. iceland is an amazing land wich has been my home from birth. if you make it here promise me one thing, that is, that you go to Vestmannaeyjar or vestmanisland I live there and I’m loving it 😀
    hope you make it
    Abyzz

  8. já það er gott hjá þér að velja iceland við erum æði kondu bara og vonandi seluru nó af þessum sokum

  9. In Iceland the brids fly north, because they have better berries in Akureyri.
    Seals sometimes ruin the wheat crop.

  10. Did you know that we were the first country to recognize the independance of Lithuania. John Baldvin Hannibaldsson went over there himself and just recognized them.
    Ísland. Bezt í Heimi!!!

  11. How can you listen to Björk!!! she sings soooooooo bad!!!! its sounds like a man is cutting the hands off another man!!!!

  12. I’m sorry, I just like her; not ALL of her songs, but many of them like “Cat” and the Sugarcubes stuff. I think much of her music is off-the-beaten path and it takes a lot of guts to experiment like she does.
    I did NOT like the movie she starred in, however.

  13. hey, if this blog is international, think what cool kind of cultural exchanges we could have on a global scale. how did iceland find out about this site. everyone i have ever met from iceland is funny and smart, kind of like the people in this neighborhood…but i think that the iceland people are more “out of the box” kind of thinkers!

  14. hi, how funny that people are reading this in iceland. when i was on the train last year to montreal my mom and i met a guy who was planning on couch surfing in montreal. does couch surfing exist in iceland?

  15. well I found out about this blog by http://www.b2.is it√Ǭ¥s a popular site in iceland, the population in iceland is only 300.000 people so we are not a big nation, we get so proud when people from other countries find our country interesting 😉 -√ɬ≠sland, best √ɬ≠ heimi

  16. i like how everyone from iceland is backing it up and saying how it’s warm there. don’t you remember hearing in school when you were a kid that when iceland and greenland were founded they “switched” the names so that when other people wanted to move there and take over they’d go to greenland where it’s actually cold and iceland, where the weather is beautiful, would stay free of all the crappy people. now, if someone from iceland tells me this is not true, i will punch my 3rd grade teacher in the face.

  17. √ɬæa√ɬ∞ er ekki √ɬæess vir√ɬ∞i a√ɬ∞ prjona e-h iPod poka til a√ɬ∞ komast til √ɬçslands. Hefuru ekkert betra a√ɬ∞ gera greyi√ɬ∞ mitt 🙂

  18. yeah they teach us that in school too.. like tell us it’s the oldest advertising trick there is hehe.. but i dunno if it’s actually true.. but yeah many people mix up iceland and greenland.. like people actually ask if we have igloos and like polar bears and penguins.. but we do have aurora borealis.. and it’s gorgeus if you go then make sure to stop by the Glacier lagoon in the eastern part of the country.. it’s amazing..
    if you have any questions then e-mail me at ivy@iname.com

  19. I hope you manage to make enough Ipod covers to pay for your trip to Iceland.
    be sure to bring one for me to buy because i need a cover for my Ipod. Don’t worry about the shark and the sheepballs we don√Ǭ¥t eat it on day to day basis. It√Ǭ¥s more of an old tradtion and a way for us to shock foreigners.

  20. juck, I hate sheepballs and shark ( my grandfather thinks they’r delicious :X) I hope you sell enough i-pod cowers to come to Iceland becouse Iceland is so beautifull ( just not when it rains :()

  21. yeah we eat alot of grose food for example “burned sheepheads” and sheepballs in jelly .. but the young people dont like it that much mostly the older ones =) well good luck with your ipod covers

  22. Uhm right now it is about -4°C or 24.8 degrees Fahrenheit, in june it is about 60-70 degrees Fahrenheit. But it can be much lower.
    We are know for our great quality meat and green food 🙂
    Cheese is okey i guess.

  23. At the moment it’s getting colder ( -6√Ǭ∞C and up to -14√Ǭ∞C in elevated areas ). It may still get colder while winter lasts, even if it’s rather unlikely.
    The local cheese is nothing to be proud of – rather dull taste of most of them ( bread cheese, brie and castle are the most usual variants ) but there is also a good assortment of import cheese ( french and italian ) in Hagkaup ( local “supermarket” – not you typical mall 😉 )
    Have fun on your trip, and if you plan on travelling alone or in a small group, bear in mind that weather changes can be extremely quick and the nights can be cold ( below freezing ) even in the early summer.

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