I can see people blogging plans for 2014 all over the Internet; I’m wary of too many plans but I do have some aspirations for this year. I’ve been working my way gradually towards being more creative over the last few years but this year I want to add some innovation to my creativity. I want to be coming up with ideas as well as following others. I miss the bit of me that used to do this. I also want to make things for people here in the house when they need things. As it happens, this quick project was not for one of my girls but for my lovely niece Rowan, who needed something to keep her brand new Nook in.
I happened to have that Boodles T shirt yarn still waiting for me and a box of Knitpro hooks in the house waiting to go on The Simplecraftshop so I grabbed a 10mm and got to work.
It starts with a chain of 12.
Turn and do a DC (uk) into the next stitch (not the one closest to the hook) making sure you only go through a single loop of the chain, leaving 2 strands below the new stitch (so you can use the bottom hole on the way back). (Does that make sense? Possibly not).
DC all the way along, round the top and back down the other side, this time into the bottom of the chain, though it will now be the top as you’ve changed direction. I fear pattern creation is not my strong point.
Keep going round, always in DC. Check the Nook fits okay as your tension might be different. It should fit quite neatly and snugly in sideways. The pouchyness of it appears within 2 rounds so it’s easy to check you’ve got the size right.
I think Rowan’s was another 11 rounds after the base round. It makes a very sturdy, tight fitting case which looks nice, is pretty child friendly but doesn’t make it too bulky.
She seemed pleased 🙂 took about 40 mins tops.