(Not a cozy mystery this time…although I am reading one. A good one, too.)
Yes, the Smart-Ass package arrived. And I have cast on for the new project. The pattern is called “Crazed“, but I can’t say or show more than that since it’s still on spoiler status. (Club patterns and yarns are not to be posted until a certain amount of time has passed since the shipment date. Except in a special spoiler forum thread in the indigodragonfly group on Ravelry.) But it will be here soon, I promise!
In the meantime, I knitted up a quick project today.
The other day, when I was getting a modem for the computer, the company offered me a new limited family plan that would include the modem and upgrades for our phone service for a cheaper fixed price than what I was paying. Sounded good, so after checking out other options I went for the new plan. Then they told me that iPads for the family were also included in the price. I told them we already had iPhones and a laptop, we really didn’t need iPads. But they said I would still pay the same fixed price for the plan whether I took them or not, so why not?
So. I brought home 3 iPads. Kidlet was quite thrilled – a new toy for her. Partner says it’s much better than the tablet she bought last year and almost never uses. And I’m having fun checking out the possibilities.
But I can’t just carry an unprotected tablet in my bag, right? I grabbed yarn and needles, knitted up a couple of swatches, and got busy on an iPad cozy.
This is actually super bulky felting yarn (Schachenmayr SMC Wash + Filz it!), and my original plan was to lightly felt it. But kidlet thought it was much better like this, so I shrugged and added the button and left it as is.
From my knitting notes:
Cast on 30 sts with Judy’s Magic Cast-On.
Knitted with magic loop, slipped first stitch each side on alternate rounds.
When I reached length required: BO 18, k9, BO 3. Cut yarn, joined to remaining st.
3: ssk, K7, K2tog
stockinette 6 rows
11: K2, BO3, K2
12: P2, CO3, P2
15: ssk, K3, K2tog
16: BO in p
I would have liked to do a felting project, but I like this too. Maybe I’ll knit and felt one in another colour for kidlet….