Why, it's a felted laptop sleeve containing my iBook!
Yes, after blocking all weekend on the cake pan, the laptop case is big enough for my iBook. It's exactly as I imagined it -- a close-fitting sleeve to give a little extra protection to my computer when I'm carrying it around in some sort case. The store-bought sleeve that I have for it goes a little overboard on the padding! However, now that it's all done, I do wish it was long enough for me to cut a slit for a handle, as it's shown in the pictures. I probably wouldn't ever carry it that way, but it might make airport security maneuvers with it a little easier.
Despite that, I'm very please with it! For now, I'm leaving the 'fringe' around the open edge, although it's dreadfully uneven. If i get tired of it, I can always trim it off!
I've been rather remiss in posting the specs of FOs lately, so here ya go....
Pattern: Laptop Case (smallest size) from Alterknits, reprinted in the Fall 2005 Interweave Knits
Yarn: Lamb's Pride Worsted (85% wool, 15% mohair) in Lotus Pink, RPM Pink, and Violet (less than one skein each, although it was close with the Lotus Pink, which I used as Color A)
Needles: US 10 Denise Circulars, which gave me a gauge of 13 stiches and 19 rows/4 inches
- The patterns says it will take two skeins of each color, but for the smallest size I only needed one each.
- My slightly looser gauge meant that I got the desired length before I finished all the color repeats.
- The Lamb's Pride felts fast! I wish I had taken it out around 15-16 minutes, rather than 18 or 19.