Silly Knits

bobinthebul's picture

There are some projects that are just silly, and tell the world that to us, the process of knitting is sometimes more important than actual practicality. In that vein, I present the Netbook Cozy. :)

It does look cozy though, don't it?

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andyz280f's picture

I have a small fully functional laptop (netbook size). Where did you find that pattern. I like that. I thought of maybe making one for mine to protect it a little more for when I drive those all day bus trips ( I drive a school bus) and sit there waiting for the customers to do whatever it is they do.

bobinthebul's picture

No pattern. I just did Judy's Magic Caston for slightly less than the width of the end of the computer (but not too much less - the depth does take up some slack) then knit in the round till a bit before the end. I did a few rows of ribbing on one side, then bound side off. Continued flat on the other side till about where I wanted the button holes, did them, then finished the flap. Folded it over to see where the button holes would line up, and added the buttons, which came from La Tienda in Brooklyn and I believe cost more than the yarn. :)

CLABBERS's picture

Nicely done, Bob. I enjoyed making my Kindle Fire Sock. Your cozy would look good next to my sock. :)
You are correct about it being more about the process than the actual product. Did you do Judy's magic cast on? I like the colorway of the yarn. Well done!

bobinthebul's picture

Yep, used Judy's magic caston. A very, very long one. ;)

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

Very nice, Bob. Not necessarily silly, though. TP roll covers; broom skirts, etc. - that would be silly. IMHO

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

Tom Hart's picture

Very cozy, indeed. And yes there are some deeply silly knitters out there. At the corner of Geary and Fillmore in San Francisco there is a bike rack for which some knitter has knitted a bike rack cozy. They must have used acrylic: it has held up very well in the weather.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

That's yarnbombing to an extreme. Especially if it is a large bike rack.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

ronhuber's picture

Very nice. You used to skills to knit something very functional. Love the buttons.

Stan Stansbury's picture

Great that you did it without a pattern. And I really like the yarn, I'd love a sweater in those colors.

bobinthebul's picture

...would you like it in 100% acrylic? :) The yarn's dirt cheap. As in $1.25 or so a skein.

michaelpthompson's picture

That IS such a great colorway, and I love the buttons and the simplicity of the whole thing. Never tried this magic cast-on. I'll have to look into that.

"All knitting is just one stitch at a time."