It started when I gave a friend a kobo e-reader back in July.
“Ooh!” she said. “It’s great! Can you knit me a cover for it?”
I forgot her birthday in December. I rang and apologised profusely and invited her to lunch……..
I started knitting……
I found this great free pattern on Ravelry. Tardis Kindle Case
“Kindle. Schmindle” I thought. “She’ll be right.” (Australian for “I don’t know what I’m doing but trust me.”)
I didn’t have any blue wool - well, some, but not enough.
“It will be a golden tardis.” I thought to self.
I think it was worsted weight. I think I might have been a bit worsted too. It was very hot yesterday.
I didn’t have a 7mm needle. “6.5mm is close enough”, I thought.
And yes, you guessed it….I didn’t have time to do a swatch.
“What’s Judy’s Magic Cast On?…..” I thought. Three You-Tube videos later, much sucking of teeth and four false starts and I was away. Just like a pro.
”I’ll just go up to Row 40” I thought “and leave the Argyle-y stuff til the morning.”
But that’s the fun bit right?
And it was after midnight, so theoretically, it was morning.
I got the windows done but then I started to run out of yellow wool…..
“It will be a Golden Tardis with a blue roof.” I thought.
I finished it. 2:30am.
Then I measured it.
Then I googled “Felting”….
What should I do? Should I call it a hot water bottle cover and omit any references to Dr Who?
Should I felt it and carry on bravely?
Should I just buy her a book and be done with it?