Monday, May 19, 2008

the finished product

My goal over the next few weeks is to finish a bunch of projects that have been sitting around my house unfinished (some for over eight months). I have this problem where I get all excited to start a new project and then get burnt out when I realize I can't do it perfectly the first time. I need to get over that. Thus the push to finish everything, perfect or not. I can do it...right? (I'm going to chronicle my progress here so as to add some accountability, if only to myself.)
Project #1 finished: A crochet bag for Jon's new Macbook. (I'm obviously not doing these in chronological order because I started this one most recently and finished it first- mostly because Jon needed it quickly.) I started with the idea that I would use up some cool brown and black wool yarn leftover from making hats and few months ago, instead of buying anything new. I'm really bad at trying to gauge how much yarn will make how much product. So after I did that one big brown section and saw that I was almost out, I panicked and decided to add the green wool (of which I had recently bought a bunch on clearance) in small increments with the remaining brown and black. As you can see, the green sections started to get bigger and bigger until I finally ran out of both brown and black and had to finish everything up in green. I think it turned out kind of ugly, but Jon thinks it looks cool (and has even gotten some compliments on it since) so that's all that really matters. The inside lining is just three of those craft foam sheets hot glued together to form-fit the computer. Stitched together the yarn and lining in a few place, sewed on a button and presto- a laptop bag!

rear view (this probably should have been the front, more interesting stripes)

interior view

8 comments:

Mat said...

That is so totally awesome. You could probably sell those. I'm not kidding. There are tons of hipsters out there that would get a kick out of a laptop sleeve like that.

Brandon or Michelle. said...

i agree, so fabulous. it's ugly on purpose, you know? way to get something finished up.

Nick said...

um, actually i want one for my macbook pro. how much money do you want?

seriously.

Lara said...

I actually totally love it. It is VERY cool looking, and I can see why Jon likes it. It is so very him.

Audrey said...

I don't think it looks ugly at all. I think that is really amazing that you know how to do that and that you would take the time to do it.

Lacey said...

Very cool! And I love the colors! I wish you still lived here and I could learn how to knit..then again, I've got a full plate of my own projects!

walt or jean said...

Totally cool. Could you make me one for my accordian?

peachytiffers said...

I think that it looks really great! It looks like it would have taken forever! I could see people paying a lot for exact duplicates, great job!!