Tuesday, April 12, 2011

iPad cover #2

Quite a while ago I created an iPad cover for myself I blogged about it here.  Ever since I made this one I have been planning to make some more.

I couldn't make more of the same without risking the wrath of Apple so I needed to come up with another design.  I decided that I would like to create my next cover in an envelope design.

When I decided to teach myself Tunisian crochet the opportunity presented itself to give it a go.

If you've never encountered Tunisian crochet before its done using a long crochet hook which resembles a knitting needle with a hook on the end.

IPad Cover

The fabric is worked in two distinct rows, one where you pick up all the stitches onto the hook and the return where you work the stitches off the hook.

There are various Tunisian crochet stitches, for this project I used the simplest one.  I think it creates a great looking fabric - completely unlike standard crochet.

IPad Cover

I created this cover using Patons Smoothie yarn - not the easiest to work with because it tends to split, but I got there in the end.  I used the shade "Linen" for the body and "Lilac Mix" for the flap. 
IPad Cover

I finished the cover off using a blue and white shell button.

IPad Cover

Although the yarn was difficult to work and was probably an unwise choice for my first attempt at Tunisian crochet it is very soft to the touch and a wonderful sheen.  I think that it worked out quite nicely in the end.

IPad Cover

Monday, April 4, 2011

So many things on the go

I am in one of my flitting between projects stages right now, I currently have 5 projects started and none of them finished.

I am still working on the shawl for my mother-in-law, but its proving to be quite a task.  I just can't get into it, I keep being distracted by other things, the thing is ... it would be lovely if I just could get up the enthusiasm to finish it.

In the meantime I have started another shawl, for myself this time

And before I've finished this I started making myself a pair of gloves

Which I am making with some lovely multi-coloured Noro yarn

Having made one glove I then started a new Kindle cover, which I am crocheting in Tunisian crochet.  My first attempt at Tunisian crochet was an iPad cover I made somewhere in the middle of starting all of these projects (I've not got round to taking photos of it yet).
Oh..... and I also have a belt just started in Tunisian crochet too ....

I think I need to get some focus !!!!