Friday, December 31, 2010
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Felted netbook case
Materials: One skein of Cascade 220 or approximately 200 meters of yarn that will felt.
Needles: 6 mm circular (I used a 16").
Gauge before felting: 17 sts and 21 rows to 4 inches.
Cast on 100 sts and join in the round. Circumference is approximately 22.5 inches. Knit for approximately 10 inches.
Next round: cast off 50 sts.
On remaining 50 stitches, knit flap as follows:
6 rows stockinette, beginning with a knit row.
Next row: k2, ssk, k to last 4 sts, k2 tog, k2.
Purl next row.
Repeat last 2 rows until 30 sts remain.
Cast off remaining stitches.
Sew bottom closed and weave in ends. Felt to dimensions of netbook. One round through the washing machine (hot wash, cold rise) with the lowest water level and two pairs of jeans did the trick for me.
Sew on buttons or clasps. To make a button hole, pierce the fabric with increasingly large needles until the desired size is reached.
84 g of yarn used.
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Thursday, December 9, 2010
This is the view behind my desk. I can't believe, now that I think about it, that I have been looking at this for four years. Clearly, I only see what I want to see.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
That's better.A hat.