So, it's my birthday soon. I was in the kitchen and my youngest was tapping away on the computer.
Her: "Look mama, I make you a birthday cake..."
Me (turning to come for a look, heart melting): "Oh, that's so nice".
Her: "...with lots and lots and lots of candles". Hmmm. Heart not feeling so melted after that.
As an early gift, my lovely husband bought me a new phone last week. My previous phone was black and, if you are anything like me, I had a rather bad habit of putting it down on a dark surface and then not being able to find it again. So, to avoid this problem, I got a white phone. I still misplaced it.
So, I decided that I would crochet a phone cover. I swear to you, since I did this, I have not lost my phone even once. Not only can I see my phone at a glance when I'm scanning the rooms for it, it is also protected from scratches when I put it in my bag. Best. Idea. Ever.
Obviously, I haven't broken new ground with crocheting the case itself as there are lots out there on the market but could it be the first one you have seen with a circle on it? It's quite nice to think my phone cover is unique. I decided to just have it as a sleeve opening rather than adding some sort of closure as I find that it's much quicker and easier to slide the phone in and out that way.
Anyone who has been crocheting for a long time will be able to see what stitches were used for this case, and they'll also know that I fudged a few stitches in certain places, but that's the beauty of crochet. As Tim Gunn would say, "Make it work".
I've got other patterns swirling inside my head, and I just need to have a play to see if they will actually translate well in yarn. I may share those with you too if they do eventuate.
Linking with Leonie at Show and Tell this week.