Friday, 27 July 2012

Reversible Kindle Envelope Cozy

Reversible Kindle Envelope Cozy

I wanted to make a new case for my kindle. I looked through my stash and found a skein of  SMC Select Tweed Deluxe, which I'd bought on a whim. The cozy was originally going to be one sided, but after playing with the pattern, I decided that I like both sides, so sewed it up so that it can be used either way:
Side A

Side B

Side B closed

Side A closed


I was going to use a fastener, but since I use either side alternately, I haven't added one, plus it's easier to get out of my bag when in tube rush hour.


Pattern


Materials
1 skein SMC Select Tweed Deluxe (80m, colour 07144)

Notions
7mm needles
Tapestry needle

Instructions
Cast on 32sts.
Row 1 and all odd rows (Side A): Purl
Row 2  and 4 (Side B): *K1, sl 7 purlwise; rep from * to end.
Row 6 and 8: *K2, sl 5 purlwise wyb, k1; rep from * to end.
Row 10 and 12: : *K3, sl 3 purlwise wyb, k2; rep from * to end.
Row 14: *K4, sl 1 purlwise wyb, k3; rep from * to end.
Row 16 and 18: *Sl 4 purlwise wyb, k1, sl 3 purlwise wyb; rep from * to end.
Row 20 and 22: *Sl 3 purlwise wyb, k3, sl 2 purlwise wyb; rep from * to end.
Row 24 and 26: *Sl 2 purlwise wyb, k5, sl 1 purlwise wyb; rep from * to end.
Row 28: *Sl 1 purlwise wyb, k7; rep from * to end.


Repeat 1 to 28 three times.
Repeat rows 1-21.
Cast off knitwise.


Steam block the piece to 31cm by 19cm.
Fold along the short side (19cm side) to about 14cm. Sew sides and voila!

Friday, 20 July 2012

Crazy Pave Green

Received my stamping stuff from Born Pretty today. I placed the order over a month ago, so was worried that it wouldn't arrive. The plates are quite small, so I think it'll take practice to get good coverage. Here is my first attempt, using China Glaze Re-fresh Mint for the base and the green stamping paint I'd ordered: