Showing posts with label yarn. Show all posts
Showing posts with label yarn. Show all posts
Ebooks are amazing (sorry if I sound biased here... of course I am, after all I work in the publishing industry).

You can carry your ebook reader everywhere without feeling the weight of your entire library in your hand-bag. It is very practical, but it is also a fragile device that needs looking after. So to avoid any damages done to it, Le Stitch has come up with her personalised Kindle case. Easy to make in a couple of hours; crochet stitches are quite basic.

The yarn used in this project is Soir de Paris in DK superfine sustainable new merino, available in the shop here.

Kindle case

The case is made up of one long piece of crocheted fabric that is sewn on the side to create the pouch shape. Note the pattern is given using UK crochet terms: 2 trebles stitches (tr), 2 bobbles, 3 tr, 2 bobbles, 3 tr, 2 bobbles, 2 tr. Adapt the number of stitches number to fit the size of your ebook reader.
trebles and bobbles stitches to hook an ebook reader case

The closing flap does not require any locking system as its length, plus the weight of the yarn, made it easy to close by itself.
Homemakery post order uncovered

About two years ago, when I started learning crochet, I looked to get yarn supplies in different shops and was never really happy 100%. Over months of intensive research, I finally set my heart on The Homemakery, an online (and independent) craft supplier.

Freebies: a card and some London riff-raff

And the reason for this is simple. I am terrible when it comes to choosing colour combinations for a crochet project. The Homemakery offers you packs of yarn with pre-selected colour combo and I love  every single one of them!

I got the Classic Cath - RICO creative cotton aran pack.

Classic Cath - RICO creative cotton aran pack

Granny square crochet made with the Classic Cath - RICO creative cotton aran pack

Other pluses to mention:
- the quality of the yarn is superior to any I saw in the shop for a very affordable price,
- your order comes with an unexpected little freebie
- you help an independent shop (rather than the megamen)

Go on... have a look at their website. It's a pleasure for the eye (and the wallet!)