I don’t know if other brands of earbuds do this, but the ones that come with i-devices are super tangle-prone. The cords are a rubbery material that really likes to stick to, and get tangled up in, itself.
And your hair.
So, the time of day that I use my earbuds the most is at night when I’m in bed. I listen to a podcast or watch a movie before falling asleep. So what’s all together right then? The earbuds. My hair. Sheets and pajamas.
I’m constantly fighting my earbuds! Long ago I saw that someone had knit i-cord around their earbud cords, and doing so keeps them from getting tangled and sticking to everything.
I love a good i-cord anyway, so naturally, this had to be done.
I dug through my leftover sock yarns. I was looking for a yarn that I had plenty of, and/or that wouldn’t be needed to repair socks in the future. My MIL had felted the socks I knit her with the yarn she dyed ages ago. So I knew I wasn’t going to need that yarn to repair anything! Perfect.
The i-cord is doing its job. The buds are very un-tangly now! I have a feeling I’ll be knitting i-cord on all of the earbuds we own.
But not for a little while. That tiny i-cord did get a little monotonous.
And Rory needs a pair too. He thinks they are the ultimate cat toy now! I think I will knit him his own set of fake earbuds to chase. More i-cord.