I'm not much given to posting pictures of my knitting or cooking in my book blog, not least as in both arts I'm more of a 'plain sewing' kind of girl rather than aiming for the visually decorative. In this case though I thought I could justify the exception. This, in the words of my friend Rachel from Bewitched by Stitch, is slow reading. A book (the old fashioned kind with pages and a cover) in a cute and practical knitted bag, which together with the advanced technology of your finger and the individual turning pages, should mean you're never without entertainment on the go.
The bag is big enough to take most paperback novels and perhaps a pencil or your sunglasses as well. The mattress stitched seam under the double thickness handle makes it feel strong and secure under the weight of your tome-of-choice and it is perfect for taking anywhere where you don't want to be caught without a book.
The pattern is by Knittipoliti and you can download it here. It is very well written - possibly the best written pattern I've come across. So often I am reduced looking at the pictures and working out what must be meant. Not here - no abiguity at all. It knits up very quickly too.
I enjoyed knitting it so much I've another under way in blue. Both colours are left overs from other projcts - it doesn't need much yarn at all, about 75g, so is perfect for using up lovely wool you have over. I think it makes the gift of a book truly special ... and I give a lot of books, so I think I'll be making lots more.