Then, almost immediately, it was all I wanted to work on. I grabbed one of our newer blends and went to work. This is exactly the kind of pattern I dig -- rather than telling me how many stitches to cast on or chain, and for how many rows to work, it just tells me what the end goal is. You want to make a chain that's the width of your laptop. Simple enough.
I realize this may look more like a small purse than something that could fit around a computer, but hey, I've got a little Acer Netbook, and really all it needs is this little sleeve.
I still have a few more inches to go before I have to decide whether to leave it as a simple sleeve, or work a little bit extra on one of the sides and fold it over with a button closure. But with this colorful boucle yarn, I love how snugly it fits and the extra padding from the yarn texture shows up in its crochet stitches, in a way I think it never would if knitted.
Seriously, I've been carting this computer around with me in the most inappropriate of ways for over a year now -- in my grocery tote bags, hanging out loose in my messenger bag, in my extra knitting bag whenever I'm going on a trip. I'm amazed I haven't destroyed it yet, and it's about time it got a proper cushy carrying case. Maybe I'll even make a little pouch for the AC adapter!