Easy Kindle Sock Pattern

My earliest memory of reading involved sitting on my father’s lap when he had the Sunday paper.  He would read the headlines out loud, passing the skill on to me, while I impatiently waited for the responsibility of the cartoon pages.

One of the happiest days in my life was the day my parents gave me permission to ride the bus by myself.  This precious freedom meant I could finally trek to the only public library in town.  At 10 I discovered CS Lewis, that gateway drug into fantasy. I frolicked with hobbits in the Shire, I broke rules with the students of Mallory Towers.  I rode dragons and fought off pirates at sea. Thus a lifelong adventure in reading was ignited.

Naturally I became interested in the telling of the story, became a dabbler of bad poetry that has never seen the light of days, to award winning essays, to plays staged in university and finally to (kinda) dipping my toes into the fiction pool…let’s save that for another post.

You can find “excellent” examples of my micropoetry on twitter, just give me a glance @flickerfiction

Suffice it to say that I LOVE reading and so buying a kindle was a good investment.  To protect my precious,  I knit the following sock.

Kindle Sock

Kindle Sock

Materials

Red Heart Boutique Treasure purchased on sale at AC Moore

Needles size 10

One marker

Glossary

K – Knit.

K(number) – Knit number of stitches shown

P – Purl

P (number) – purl number of stitches shown

M1 – Make a stitch by picking up the bar between stitches

2 x 2 rib – Knit 2, Purl 2 for as long as pattern calls for

Instructions

Using Judy’s Magic Cast-On cast on 48 stitches in preparation of knitting on the round.  I’m too lazy to knit a gauge but if you are so inclined the better your sock will fit.

Place a marker and Knit one round – 48 Stitches

K1, M1, K46, M1, K1 – 50 Stitches.

Knit 2 rounds – 50 Stitches.

K1, M1, K48, M1, K1 – 52 Stitches.

Knit until pouch measures 6 inches – 52 Stitches

Start 2 x 2 rib – K2, P2 for 6 rows – 52 Stitches.

Bind off 26 stitches.

Continue knitting the flap for 4 inches – 26 Stitches.

Bind off remaining stitches.  Voila! you are now the proud owner of a one-of-a-kind art-piece that will protect your precious ebook-reader.

For an even easier project, you can simply knit a rectangle, adjusting for width and length until the knitting covers the ebook reader when doubled up. Bind off once desired length is reached and whip stitch two sides, leaving an opening for easy access.

 

 

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Fall Style – The Cape and a Stream of Mutterings

Seems like the cape’s back!  Being the cheapsk… eh I mean freegan! (new word learned listening to NPR, yeah brains!) I have decided to design AND knit my own dapper duds.  Starting with the sketch.

Sketch of Cape - Design by Rozier

Inspiration from scribbling and googling

A moment of inspiration during a very looong meeting going through solution specs or something.  Anywho, next I need to figure out what yarn to use, maybe whittle down my mountain of stash.  Of course, first I’ll have to finish my current project.  My shawl, endless stitches but I slog on, one row at a time.  Doesn’t help that the salt mine ( aka the office ) is getting pretty busy and soccer season is in full swing.  Note to self – try not to embarrass son by screaming “call for the ball!!!” from sidelines while trying to film with shaky camera work.  Braggart Alert! My son is AWESOME – okay, not Messi awesome but he’s getting there.

So to recap – fall, cape, soccer and film school.

Fan and Feather Border

I’m on to section 2 – the Fan and Feather border huzzah!!  First I had to assemble the tool kit below: a counter to keep track of repeats, stitch rescuer (crochet needle) and copious amounts of libation (not pictured*).  I’ve done 3 repeats already, though it’s taking a bit more concentration than the previous section.

Fan and Feather Border

Yay! I'm actually doing it.

row counter and crochet needle

Fan and Feather Border Patrol

On becoming a Raveler

I have a big stash of yarn, by big I mean the container should be paying me rent.  I can’t resist the siren call of yarn sales and sheep festivals.  Sorry, too weak willed.  Anyway I’ve made literally hundreds (more like tens) of baby blankets always with the intention of giving them away as gifts.  Then comes the finishing (much like editing).  I HATE blocking, so I try as much as possible to avoid it.  As a result, my millions of blankets are languishing at the back of a closet somewhere while babies go unwrapped – not cool.

New tactic, I’ll try to make something for myself and follow through!  Introducing my very first shawl Multnomah by Ravelry designer Kate Elsa.  I’m still on the first section of the shawl, building up to 229 stitches.

Once I figure out how to use my camera, there will be pictures.

As promised, after a visit from the battery fairy.  The first part is looking pretty good already.

First part of shawl

My pretty pretty shawl

Yarn Used - Patons Lace in Wildrose

Yarn I couldn't pass up at AC Moore's