And yet, I am still not satisfied.
Here's the thing: lately, I am obsessively going to the gym. I always bring my iPod (of course) and my Palm (to write down how much time/calories I did on each machine, plus for reading while on certain machines). I don't have any problems with carrying them around if (a) I wear sweatpants with pockets (which not all of mine have, plus some days I wear dance pants, which don't either) and (b) I don't go to a dance/aerobics/abs class, all of which make you roll around on the floor on your side and necessitate the removal of your electronic gadgetry from your pants.
So, a good portion of the time, I'm trying to figure out where the hell to put my gadgets on the machine, or carrying them around with other stuff like water, or carrying around a sweatshirt jacket with pockets that I'm way too hot to wear, just to have something to hide the iPod/Palm in when they're stashed in a cubby in the dance rooms.
Now normally, my iPod necklace holder would be perfect for say, walking around with the iPod on. Unfortunately, it's not so great when um, heavy exercise and bouncing boobies and certain machinery is involved (i.e. ow). The armband might work, or not- but I can't find it in the wreck that is my apartment to test it. And either way, what I'm thinking is that I need some kind of purse or holder that'll hold both of them in an easily accessible way, something that'll strap on and off, something that covers up what's in it while it's stored in a cubby, yet lets me go mess with the buttons on the iPod.
(And why on earth can't this be called a "waist pack"? I've never seen someone strap it on facing their ass. You can't even GET to your stuff if you did that.)
Actually, this free patternmaker for bags (which calls it a "waist wallet") looks promising. The only problem is, my sewing machine is busted, my sewing stuff is God knows where, my fabric stash got ruined in the flood, and I won't be making it to a sewing store any time soon since my crafting buddy is moving. Well, I could borrow a machine where I volunteer, but finding fabric and notions would be a bitch. So I need some sort of pattern for a "waist wallet" that involves knitting or crocheting or just...you know, not sewing.
So far, I'm coming up with bupkis.
Well, I suppose I could design my own pouch, though I'm not sure what I'd do for a closure (buttons, I guess). And how I'd attach the thing, I really don't know- putting a belt buckle or clips or something wouldn't happen because I can't get anywhere to get such notions. Maybe I'd have to make a tie-on.
Or maybe I'll just go to the "Travel 'N Tails" store or the school bookstore and see what they have in fanny packs. Who knows.
Edited to say that I have checked both stores, and come up with...well, a big heaping not much.