Monday, November 16, 2015

Of Knitted Pyramids (for Electronic Tablets)

Last week I told you all of my madness. (The before shot...)

large knitted pyramid

That is, how I went and frogged a finished project to add one little thing...

base of knitted pyramid

So, here is the completed full-sized pyramid pillow for electronic tablets (such as the iPad). You know, so you can prop up an iPad to look at it easily without appropriating various pillows and placing them in varying configurations.

large knitted pyramid for tablets with purple stripe

Don't see much difference between this pyramid and the other, right? Well, except for that big stripe in the center. There's a reason for that.

It didn't need a stripe. I just felt like adding one in. And, it was kind of strategic. I was reusing the yarn I'd used before, but I couldn't be sure that I wouldn't need more yarn than I had. Was my tension exactly the same as it was two years ago? Since my ends weren't all that long, I couldn't take the chance. So, the stripe made sure that I wouldn't run out of the gray yarn.

It'll support my magnet board just fine...

knitted pyramid prop

I didn't explain last week why I'd gotten the bug to reknit this pyramid. It was because I made another...

knitted tablet prop

...first. And felt like making sure my older pyramid was as nice as this one. Now, there's this beige pyramid still hanging around...

(The pattern for this is available, if you're interested.)

But, I did manage to knit a Christmas tree ornament, too...

knitted ornaments, Christmas tree

The one in the center is new. The other four are left over from last year.

20 comments:

  1. That's a handy iPad holder! And you never have to buy ornaments.

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  2. Job well done with the holder :) Came out great and I like your strategy about adding the stripe :)

    betty

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    1. Yeah, well, I know how I get towards the end of things like that.

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  3. I'd get some of those Xmas ornaments if I had the room for a frickin' tree. My apartment is so small that I feel constantly cramped. Maybe some day...

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  4. That is clever! I don't have an ipad or reader of any kind but I still like this. :)

    Those ornaments are adorable!

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  5. I love those ornaments!! Good job!

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  6. I like the stripe. Very stylish. It was also a good thought to make sure that you had enough yarn. And I still love those Christmas tree ornaments. I still have that one you sent me, though I think one of the cats knocked it under something.

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  7. I don't have an iPad but it'd be ideal for my Kindle. Very neat!

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  8. That is cute! I haven't crocheted anything Christmas in years. Probably won't this year either, sigh. Alana ramblinwitham.blogspot.com

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    1. You just have to get in the right mood.

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  9. I don't know if many other people do this but I sit with my laptop on my legs and it gets very hot. Have you ever thought of making laptop bases?

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    1. I don't know if yarn would help with that. If I could find some heat siphoning material, then maybe.

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  10. It's amazing how you figure these things out. Me? If I don't have an explicit pattern to follow, I'm baffled. The ornaments are cute.

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  11. These are so cool! Love the stripe. It's giving me the itch to do some knitting again, which I haven't done in a while.

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    1. It's nice when the knitting bug hits again, isn't it?

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  12. Pretty ornaments! I really like the black with the multi-colors.

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    1. I knew that pic was too dark! (The yarn is actually navy blue. One of these days I'm going to figure out a photo setup that actually has enough light.)

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  13. I like the stripe! I saw this idea in some catalogue sent to me and thought, "Hey they stole your idea!" Love the ornaments-handmade are always special

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