I keep my iPod touch in a thin black sock.
I didn’t want the screen to get all scratched in my bag or pocket. I didn’t want to ruin the beautiful sleek design with a big ugly case. I didn’t want to spend any more money.
I was going to make something but I wanted it to be just right and so I spent time online researching designs…
and my temporary solution became permenant by default.
I had a small thin anklet style sock that was too tight on my ankle. The iPod fit in it perfectly. I folded it over to create a case with a triple layer of sock on the screen side. The too-tight ankle holds the little package together.
I don’t leave the sock lying out on the table when I use the iPod in public. I am a tiny bit embarrassed by it. I mean, it is a sock.
But no one has ever called me on it.
Lesson: other people don’t really notice what you do/have. And if they do, so what?
Lesson: sometimes you have what you need right in front of you. A sock isn’t just a sock.
(written dec 7 2010, 10:38am, on the bus, on my iPod touch)