Cover charge

Mr. Aitch received an e-tablet for Christmas and asked me to knit AND felt a cover for him.  Mr. Aitch doesn’t usually request knit items.

He wants it NOW.

I told him that it would probably take me a couple of weeks to get it finished.   Then I realized I didn’t have a pattern nor colorwork plan.  He doesn’t want anything fancy: solid gold with the flying WV logo on one side and solid blue with the gold flying WV logo on the other.

 

Talk about a boring knit!  I will try to do some two-color stitches between the color changes.  He said he doesn’t like stripes so maybe a checkerboard motif…

I cast on what I “think” will be enough stitches from my felted swatch hoping it will be close enough.  I’m just not sure how to approach the distortion factor with the logo.  I might hand stitch or try needle felting the logo on after it’s felted.  Can I needle felt with the yarn or do I need unspun fleece?

8 thoughts on “Cover charge

  1. You may want to look up which yarns can possibly scratch, over time, the glass screen. I got a tablet for christmas, too, but went with the leather cover that stands up. It’s quite a bit heavier than my kindle and the propping case makes it easier for me to use sometimes.

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  2. I’m with Cubbyholes on this. Those screens are scratchable, and you can buy covers for just the screen (three for 99 cents) that cling on, and also use the leather covers. I got mine at Restoration Hardware and after giving my husband an IPad2 for Christmas (now we’re both IPad-crazed) I ordered him one as well. It just arrived. The IPad2 cover is thinner, as is the IPad2, and I like it better, but there’s no way I’m buying another one. He loves his. I love mine (though it’s heavier). And your husband will love his e-reader. I think they’re great. I love having my book just standing up while I eat and read in the morning. I am a Kindle girl through and through. Patsye

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  3. The microfiber is a good idea. On my nook it said to use the material they make eyeglass cleaning cloths from. Just don’t use felt. I found out that felt is made with tiny pieces of glass.. like a fiberglass, so it scratches over time. I had no idea. Don’t forget to post how it comes out. I want to see it! 🙂

    Patsye, the hubby got a smart phone for christmas and today in the drs office we were both sitting there playing Angry Birds, him on his phone, me on my nook. LOL

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  4. You are all so nice with your comments. Thank you so much for your concern about protecting Mr. Aitch’s tablet screen. I do plan on lining it with a microfiber fabric to make a softer and smoother cover. I’ll be posting pictures of the progress.

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  5. Hi Patti,
    Did you make a knitting chart for the WVU logo…I want to knit a 12″ square for an afghan and need a chart, or written instructions. Can you help. Would be happy to pay for it.

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