This project took 1 whole ball of yarn. Stitched with my glass knitting needles and learning how to yarn over and decrease stitches with this one. Started out with the garter stitch. I only had one skein of this yarn so a scarf was not possible..............or a long scarf that is......
then I practiced some yarn overs (YO) and through several U tubes learned how to decrease, increase, and yarn over. I was nearing the end of this yarn skein and I thought this would measure out perfect for a NOOK reader.
The finished project is like this:
You can see Abbie is begging for attention with her "Virginia baby". OK, I will spare the details of how she got named that one........
Anyhoo, I initially used some large gold rickrack through the yarn over smaller section and I did and secured it by hand sewing in the back. Then I decided to make a decorative tie from a scrap of the material, roughed it up a bit and pulled through the open sections and secured with a wood heart button.
I then machine stitched a piece of calico fabric for a lining.
I then whipstitched it by hand in the inside.
The large rickrack ribbon gave it some stability and also for the heart button as well.
My stitches are not perfect but I did like the general look of it.
I also love the fabbie I got from my stash cabinet for the liner.
The back is not perfect but I'm still learning. :P
and there ya go for a first attempt at a NOOK e-reader cozy.
Now.........tonight is Downton Abbey!!!
Can't wait to see the next episode.
I sprained my right foot putting on a pair of new boots. The boots are my Christmas present from Mr. Darcy and they initially were too small. Then after a month they finally returned the right size and they also were almost impossible unless you don't wear socks to get on in the instep. The length was actually a little large.
But in my excitement I twisted my right foot down and the heel went down sideways. NOT a good thing.
So here's my Santa present!
Hope you all had a great weekend and especially a good start Monday!